Lexington nursing home asks for greeting cards

CBS WKYT

By Andrea Walker

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – To combat the spread of COVID-19, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are tightening their visitation policies.

For seniors, that means big changes to their daily routines.

“They don’t have the opportunity to have visitors, they can’t go outside for art therapy or pet therapy either right now because of coronavirus,” says Kara Ball, with Northpoint Healthcare Center in Lexington.

She says that while their residents have been understanding about these changes, adjusting hasn’t been easy.

“Residents who are used to having visitors and entertainment come in throughout the day all the time say it can be lonely without those options,” says Ball.