Pandemic can’t keep loved-ones from connecting at Tri-State nursing home

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) – Nursing homes and care facilities across the Tri-State are essentially on lockdown in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, but staff members at one local facility are thinking outside the box.

At Villa Georgetown Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, residents are mostly restricted to their rooms. Staff members say it’s for their own protection.

“It just gives you a different kind of feeling, so it really kind of puts things in perspective on how hard this is hitting the elderly population and how we’re trying to keep them in as much routine as possible,” Activities Director Kody Gilkerson said.