Should I pull my parents out of the retirement home?

Dr. Emily Downing

[Pioneer Press, April 05, 2020] With the coronavirus showing up in congregate living facilities more frequently now, it’s a question increasingly on the minds of those with loved ones living in a nursing home, assisted living center, or similar facility where older residents live together and use common spaces—and where the coronavirus can potentially wreak havoc:

Are they safer at home, with me?

Maybe, experts, including Dr. Emily Downing, vice president of medical operations, home care and senior care for Allina Health, say — but you need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding that.

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