After losing his dad, man donates iPads so elderly patients can stay connected to families

Due to social distancing requirements, most hospitals and health care facilities are restricting visitors at this time. While this measure helps prevent the spread of coronavirus, it has lead to the isolation of many patients. One New Jersey man, who knows first-hand how important it is to stay connected to ailing family members, was inspired to help other elderly patients see their loved ones.

Wildwood Crest resident John Lynch recently had to say a final goodbye to his father via FaceTime. His dad was at a memory care unit in Atlanta and because of restrictions, Lynch couldn’t see him in person before he died.

After learning some nurse use their personal cell phones to help connect the patients with family, Lynch was inspired to help others in his situation.