My father has been in a nursing home for almost two years. He had Covid early on while in the nursing home and got both vaccine shots when they became available.
When visits became available I talked to three staff members during my first visit, the receptionist, the nurse’s aid who escorted him to the visitor area, and the head nurse. All three said they were “going to wait a while to see how things go” before getting vaccinated themselves.
Dad was a WWII Navy veteran – saw action all the way across the Pacific and witnessed the Japanese surrender. His favorite nurse in the nursing home was a retired Navy nurse and they got along famously.
Last week the home announced that all staff members had to be vaccinated. Dad’s favorite nurse quit (along with I don’t know how many others – I know that the head administrator was having a frantic time trying to run the reception area).
When his favorite nurse quit Dad cried. He stopped eating. Three days later he was rushed to the hospital, unresponsive.
Dad’s funeral will be on Saturday.