The Hidden Covid-19 Crisis: Elderly People Are Dying From Isolation | NBC News

2020-ж., 17-ноя.
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More than eight months into the pandemic, the very isolation that is meant to protect nursing home residents from Covid-19 is also contributing to their deaths. Confined to their rooms and largely cut off from visitors, many residents are experiencing serious mental and physical decline. Three women stand up to fight for leniency in New York state visitation policies, in the hopes of saving their loved ones.
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  • So utterly sad omg 😭😭😭

  • Let me visit my mother. I don't care if I bring Covid to others. I just want to see my mommy.

    Thorum13Thorum133 күн мурун
  • nursing homes spread alot of covid. comparable to just having them at home, even with children who may spread it

    Drake SDrake S5 күн мурун

    Randy MarshRandy Marsh6 күн мурун
  • THis needs to be played on a big screen in front of the CMS building, AHCA building, Sentor's offices, Governor's mansion. Can it be edited for 1 minute clips?

    Deborah BuchananDeborah Buchanan6 күн мурун
  • I hope no one has to endure this mental and emotional torture! It is truly one of the most helpless feelings to have experienced and I wish this on no one!!!! It’s sad when a growing majority of elderly would rather get the virus than to die of loneliness and isolation. No quick trips to target, Walmart, gas station.... most confined to room. The governor of each state lays the rules for nursing homes guidelines and then good look getting it in writing or not getting the “run around”. Also, ensure licensing standards are upheld if possible (ie trip hazards in rooms) bc unintentional accidents of elderly are still extremely dangerous!

    W MW M7 күн мурун
  • My dad was on Hospice he passed 4 month s ago now mom is on hospice seasons hospice try to put them both in because I was so wore out respite care I guess all the put people in it's the caregiver needs respite I told them no because I would never see them again I have no help from family

    lisa garrettlisa garrett7 күн мурун
  • You're noticing now? This was an issue since March! Hidden? You're nuts.

    Carlos Salgado AliceaCarlos Salgado Alicea7 күн мурун
  • I just watched this video. Shaken to my core that human beings would do this to other human beings. This is evil in its purest form isolating family members based on pure lies. Psychopaths do not have a conscious, and do not care about your family. You order followers need to STOP! Allow these family members to visit. You very well no this so call corona virus is a lie.!!!!.. I agree with the speaker...WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN.??? Wake up, you are being lied to!!!

    lorna walkerlorna walker7 күн мурун
  • This is why you don't put you elderly in what's basically a fancy cage because you don't want to deal with them. Unless they need a nurse to care for them for medical reasons 24 hours a day don't go locking them up. Ive been to several homes and most the elderly there I see are just there because they couldn't live on their own anymore and most of them always say the same story, my family never comes to see me or they rarely visit me. We went to one as a field trip in middle school to go entertain them and left a good bit crying and hugging us because we actually used a field trip to just go hang with them when their own children do not go see them. Stop putting the elderly in homes because you don't want to pay them back for raising you.

    Kamikaze HoundKamikaze Hound7 күн мурун
  • (REAL) NewsFlash:

    J.L. Roper Jr.J.L. Roper Jr.7 күн мурун

    Josh HoochensJosh Hoochens7 күн мурун
  • old people are dying from old age too and they are being tested for covid with inaccurate tests. they die of old age but that positive test says it was because of covid. what a scam

    Peocris GarlicPeocris Garlic7 күн мурун
  • Cuomo put COVID patients in nursing homes with the most vulnerable, resulting in death.

    Arc StaticArc Static7 күн мурун
  • Your not the only one living with sorrow

    L is meL is me7 күн мурун
  • Tne new Nazi pandemic, believe & be deceived.

    winterwolf2012winterwolf20127 күн мурун
  • Yes one of the many reasons we are suffering from crimes against humanity

    Matthew SnyderMatthew Snyder7 күн мурун
  • My grandma just passed away two weeks ago randomly one night in a nursing home none of the family has seen her in person for 9 months because of the virus. I think not being able to see her stressed her out RIP GRAMPS💙

    Simply2Beastly 123Simply2Beastly 1237 күн мурун
  • Praying for you all, so sad and heartbreaking, family needs family!

  • My mom was hospitalized with a stroke, by the time she got out she didn't recognize any of her children.

    Karma KiernanKarma Kiernan7 күн мурун
  • President Trump said coronavirus is just a hoax, so why are people dying from it?

    Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens7 күн мурун
  • I am in tears

    Bernadette BaileyBernadette Bailey7 күн мурун
  • So demonic . how can this be happening. Cruel. I hope those making these rules experience the same .the isolation the fear the loneliness

    Margaret MitroudisMargaret Mitroudis7 күн мурун
  • Seems in a family member brings a clean mask, face shield, gown and gloves and shoe covers, they could meet in a special meeting space.

    Julie MillerJulie Miller7 күн мурун
  • I worked in nursing homes in the seventies and 95% of the residents never got a visitor. This isn’t just a COVID-19 issue.

    i LoveKittiesi LoveKitties7 күн мурун
    • Amen

    • Thank GOD that many things have changed since the '70's including many long-term care facilities.

      Tracy McSherry-McKownTracy McSherry-McKown7 күн мурун
  • This is gonna be a Civil War moment, these people who lost their family members I can’t imagine then going back to work and working alongside somebody who doesn’t shut up about it being a hoax

    Andrew WongAndrew Wong7 күн мурун
  • Are they going to count all the people who die from cancer for years from now because they didn’t get early detection, are they going to count all the people that commit suicide from depression, are they going to count all the people who Die from strokes and heart attacks at home because they didn’t call 911 because they thought if they went to the hospital they would get coronavirus and die, people are going to go to jail for what’s happening right now, more people are dying from the consequences of mismanaged government than the actual coronavirus itself. There will be a reckoning, I thank God my dad died before this started,

    Andrew WongAndrew Wong7 күн мурун
  • The workers don’t live there! How are they allowed in and out🙄

    Maria Almeida RamosMaria Almeida Ramos7 күн мурун
  • Everyone get tested and take him home with you

    Rachel McRachel Mc7 күн мурун
  • This is heart breaking 💔 😢...

    Danesea Hippler-GrantfrewDanesea Hippler-Grantfrew7 күн мурун
  • Horrific. My family too.

    M AM A7 күн мурун
  • Protests.. Jobs💰.. supercede LOVE..

    Len wineLen wine7 күн мурун
  • Read your European history.. and you will full-heartedly understand why this is happening.. this is no surprise.

    Len wineLen wine7 күн мурун
  • Only one person to blame for this as t is now. Maybe in March or April you could understand it. But now? Thank you President Trump. A quarter million people dead because of your failed leadership. And now he wants to take 100,000 more with his petulance. That is treasonous.

    Brak DaytonBrak Dayton7 күн мурун
  • Trump love this👎🏿

    Bente NielsenBente Nielsen7 күн мурун
    • That why he doesn’t do anything.

      Bente NielsenBente Nielsen7 күн мурун
  • Rememner we a get old if we are fortunate inough live a long life. So think what u would like to happen to you, when you get old and perhaps not able to support yourself. Then you'll be happy knowing you've done the the right thing by your elderly relatives(hopefully).....

    Barbara MohammedBarbara Mohammed7 күн мурун
  • Its so shameful sad a d dictatorial. They must stop punishment. And other ways must be found....

    Barbara MohammedBarbara Mohammed7 күн мурун
  • “Don’t be afraid of Covid.” Donald Trump

    reverse_haloreverse_halo7 күн мурун
  • America burns while Caeser with his enabler hide in a bunker

    Nikki RomanNikki Roman7 күн мурун
  • If there was a national rapid test that was free, this wouldn’t be an issue.

    Steve SmithSteve Smith7 күн мурун
  • Not everybody lives in a home anymore. Lots live in apartments. And now that people have lost jobs and can't keep food and a roof over their heads it's better to have the elderly sheltered and warm and fed than trying to live in a homeless shelter. Believe me. I was homeless once it's harsh.

    Shawn NewellShawn Newell7 күн мурун
  • !!!!! 2021 WITHOUT TRUMP AND WITH A VACCINE....❤️❤️❤️❤️HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR ALL OF US❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ !!!!!

    Jkaku RinpocheJkaku Rinpoche7 күн мурун
  • really deterred of affection and family? and why did nobody cry about this kind of thing before covid like it only started? people suffer like this all the time. frankly i am not a fan of the elderly. but shame on all of you for needing a world wide catastrophy to even bring it to light. ps,some of us are glad we dont see them because they pushed us away. you should help people when they need it . right wrongs when you see them. because if you dont and just think someone else will this is what happens. but tell ya what.... ..pray about it and maybe that will help.

    Doesnt MatterDoesnt Matter7 күн мурун
    • @Lynn Beers im already over the hill dont fear old age or death and i help people i dont like and save lives and your feelings and opinions of my post are no concern of mine. that goes for everyone. try feeding the poor or sheltering the homeless

      Doesnt MatterDoesnt Matter7 күн мурун
    • you'll be old one day.

      Lynn BeersLynn Beers7 күн мурун
    • Not a fan of the elderly. At least you are honest.

      Karma KiernanKarma Kiernan7 күн мурун
  • Breaks your heart.

    MG MasseyMG Massey7 күн мурун
  • If they let visitors in unrestricted with the high level of covid that the US has most of those nursing home residents will die within a couple of months from covid infections. Once it gets in it rips through the entire place in a week. On the otherhand if you bring them home to a household with young active members then they could bring the virus into the home undetected and very quickly pass it to the elderly members of the house. Its very much a dammed if you dammed if you don't kind of situation.

    Nick HiscockNick Hiscock7 күн мурун
  • So many people are dying and in so much Pain, BIDEN needs to make sure ,trump Pays the price for the American people, To get JUSTICE ! BIDEN: YOU WOULD START AS A BIGGER LOSER THAN trump was in his 4 years of FAILED leadership, you better not let trump walk FREE. For all the American Peoples , Pain ! And Suffering!! Prison.....!!!!

    Janna MontantesJanna Montantes8 күн мурун
  • We have to remain strong until the vaccine - we quit too soon before & are paying for it now. It won’t be much longer....

    BaymuseBaymuse8 күн мурун
  • I took care of my mom and my dad.went into a.VA nursing care facility when he had a stroke we were preparing for him to come home 3 months after his stroke and planned on taking care of him .He passed away about a month before coming home.

    Rebecca RhodesRebecca Rhodes8 күн мурун
  • My great grandfather lived with his daughters and they would take turns caring for him.

    Rebecca RhodesRebecca Rhodes8 күн мурун
  • Hope most will see and live a longer life with the 90% vaccines shot

    Don HosteenDon Hosteen8 күн мурун

    Jessica RoachJessica Roach8 күн мурун
  • Bring your parents home then if you can't handle being apart .

    Rebecca RhodesRebecca Rhodes8 күн мурун
  • In Our town in the summer just in one day 17 people in a home died ...That's what happens when covid gets in the home! That was the highest day in that week!!

    Jessica RoachJessica Roach8 күн мурун
  • Take them home and take care of them!!

    Jessica RoachJessica Roach8 күн мурун
  • 1:47 I quit my job thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

    rajan aryalrajan aryal8 күн мурун
  • It's tough. Take them home. At least you get to see them. Sorry you can't touch them. I don't see why they can't see them. Put masks in and check tempetures .or take them home with you.

    Michelle MickelsonMichelle Mickelson8 күн мурун
  • Bring your parents home and take care of them. That's what I did!!

    Sonia DobricaninSonia Dobricanin8 күн мурун
  • why can't they sign a waiver , they cannot sue the government for "muh gibs" becuase thats the reason why this is happening. you can't thank leftist muh feelings for this mess

    Edgy CentralEdgy Central8 күн мурун
  • Well ,those old fools voted for trump and now ,he doesn't care about wether they live or die while he was busy golfing.

    KikiKiki8 күн мурун
  • When I see this it reminds me of how much I hated Alex P. Keaton and Family Ties. The 1 woman says "Why are we letting this happen"? She let it happen. For the Love of money and not her parents.

    Gayle DillonGayle Dillon8 күн мурун
  • This is so sad. If Trump came out in January doing something about it, instead of covering up/down-play he said. The country would be in a better shape. Trump have no leadership and he had killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and the infected rates are sky rocket.

  • This the USA? Can't be. Surely not. I am in a third world country. Old age homes here have separate rooms for the elderly to see family. Family members are allowed in wearing PPE and sanitize. In between the rooms gets sanitized. Gosh there are so many ways to ensure the elderly sees their family. This is awful!

    Yolandè SolomonsYolandè Solomons8 күн мурун
  • Why are parents in a nursing homes❓Children care for parents instead of putting them in nursing homes. Your parents took care of you, take care of them

    Abishua LeviAbishua Levi8 күн мурун
  • Remove them from assisted living. Take them HOME.

    Blah blah BabyBlah blah Baby8 күн мурун

    Abishua LeviAbishua Levi8 күн мурун
  • "I want to move Thanksgiving to Friday, so the elderly can have a good dinner before they die", Joe.

    Wen ChaiWen Chai8 күн мурун
  • Complete Heart breaking. There should of been soon intensive be be more close for those family’s ☹️☺️🥰

    Mary Ann CrawfordMary Ann Crawford8 күн мурун
  • Oh, a special program about me. Finally some experts recognize elderly are dying due to Covid distancing causing isolation. What are they doing about it?? Is anybody counting those that die? Nobody is coming to a window to see me or call or write. Add me to the list.

    David Copperfield-not the magicianDavid Copperfield-not the magician8 күн мурун
  • There not completely alone there talked too and have someone help them if they need help they should be able to cope since iam sure you didnt see her alot before the virus this is just a pity party and it isnt the reason people our dying its because you people didnt take it seriously enough when it first came out because we had a President that didnt give us the full story and now we have to pay the price

    Brian PulliamBrian Pulliam8 күн мурун
    • Excellent comment. Thank you. *they are = they're

      ZeldaZelda7 күн мурун
  • Why our they just bringing this up now this has been happening for years Kids Parents our always put into nursing homes and then forgotten this just didnt start happening because of the virus this has been happening for along time

    Brian PulliamBrian Pulliam8 күн мурун
  • Lockdownmeasures do more bad than good: isolation, bankrupcy, suicide, extended care ...

    blanckieificationblanckieification8 күн мурун
    • @Kathy's_DamnGoodSong 😂 yeah let people believe that, let people continue to dig their own grave. It will do the world good.

      blanckieificationblanckieification8 күн мурун
    • Trump is the number one cause of suicide, drinking, drugs, bankruptcy, isolation, joblessness, homelessness...

      Kathy's_DamnGoodSongKathy's_DamnGoodSong8 күн мурун
  • They are well aware of what they are doing why do you think they put sick people together with the old people in nursing homes.

    Grey Alien EntityGrey Alien Entity8 күн мурун
  • That’s why you don’t put your parents in a nursing home.😢

    Peauoo VaimaugaPeauoo Vaimauga8 күн мурун
    • Covid takes over and kills everyone in the home!! This is the reality or isolation

      Jessica RoachJessica Roach8 күн мурун

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  • The rapture has begun

    Loida EstherLoida Esther8 күн мурун
  • why do you put them in there 1st place...if you dont mind why i ask...why crying now...

    repairrepair8 күн мурун
  • It's torcher

    Arthur TorresArthur Torres8 күн мурун
  • Iys torcher

    Arthur TorresArthur Torres8 күн мурун
  • That's messed up and the elderly ain't even sick. This has to stop

    Arthur TorresArthur Torres8 күн мурун
    • That's not the issue. As someone who took care of his grandfather at a hospice, I can tell you how quickly your health can deteriorate at that age. Your immune system is soo weak that when the virus lays siege there is almost nothing you can do to stop it. The best way to take care of the elderly is to make sure your environment is clean and safe for them.

      Ajwadd AnwarrAjwadd Anwarr8 күн мурун
  • They will die if you don't isolate! This could have been avoided if Trump had done something!

    Deb Griffin-WamserDeb Griffin-Wamser8 күн мурун
    • Yes. If everyone would have just been wearing a mask, covid would be in the rearview by now.

      Kathy's_DamnGoodSongKathy's_DamnGoodSong8 күн мурун
  • For real that's not right

    Arthur TorresArthur Torres8 күн мурун
  • This is sad, but there should be a way, for instance here in NZ our age institutions made a partition at the entrance of the facility where they put thick clear plastic where you could give your parent a hug without exposing them to the virus. They could also sit and talk face to face on the phone. I'm so sorry for all your suffering. ❤

    Beverly MyersBeverly Myers8 күн мурун
  • no one ever DIED from isolation. its a damned trump LIE! people have lived DECADES in prison isolation, on deserted islands, as "shut-ins, and on the streets in isolation. i've been living in virtual isolation for 20 years! today, these people can talk to their loved one's on the phone, through video chats and through WINDOWS! this is just BS! we MUST HAVE a nationally mandated quarantine, social distancing and masks if we EVER expect to stop the spread of this deadly disease! STOP THE TRUMP HISTRIONICS AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR ONCE!

    c. j. macqc. j. macq8 күн мурун
  • You're not even human if you flush your elders into those places.

    Gabriel ColomboGabriel Colombo8 күн мурун
  • It’s sad, but if you are so worry about them bring them home. Fine a way to take care them during this time.

    Marguit ValdezMarguit Valdez8 күн мурун
  • Your ignorance and your ignorant leader is to blame

    Boo DoohanBoo Doohan8 күн мурун
  • That’s crazy, them how the people that work there are in contact with them , they have too but they don’t live there so I don’t understand was the difference in step they should ask to be tested all the time they love ones go to visit it don’t make any since too me because the people that work there have there lives they meet with other people all the time it makes none since.

    Viviana LopezViviana Lopez8 күн мурун
  • I really do not understand why it is so difficult for Americans to grasp the concept of just how infectious and dangerous this virus is, especially to the elderly and vulnerable. Of course it’s not ideal to have people dying from isolation, however the whole American response to this pandemic has been woeful. Nursing homes are doing the best they can to keep people alive. That they think the answer is to just get their loved ones out so they can have face to face visits despite the very high risk of infection, highlights their ignorance

    Martine LibermanMartine Liberman8 күн мурун
    • I know. If I've gotten from day one how dangerous Covid is and to wear a mask, why are all these other people who refuse to do so not getting it? They say it EVERYDAY on the news.

      Kathy's_DamnGoodSongKathy's_DamnGoodSong8 күн мурун
  • They should never be totally isolated from their families. The elderly are so fragile and vulnerable. They don't understand the problem of the pandemic outbreak across America , but they understand that their families aren't coming to visit them. They clearly understand that they're left by themselves and aren't able to fight on and be strong. They understand the isolation.

    Carroll JonnesCarroll Jonnes8 күн мурун
  • then why did you send your elderly away to the nursing home?

    I kI k8 күн мурун
  • So said 😭😭

    Niaz AbbasiNiaz Abbasi8 күн мурун
  • Notice how the grandma wanted to hug her baby but the worker preventing it is saying we have to social distance as she's right up in her face

    Angel McGavinAngel McGavin8 күн мурун
    • @i LoveKitties you don't know if the visitors had to be tested before visiting tho do you

      Angel McGavinAngel McGavin6 күн мурун
    • The staff is tested regularly and wear protective equipment. If not, everyone in the hospital would have Covid by now.

      i LoveKittiesi LoveKitties7 күн мурун
  • This fix is simple: bring them home if you care.

    Steven AritaSteven Arita8 күн мурун
    • It isn't always so easy. I say that as the member of my family who with my wife has moved in with my parents to prevent this. But others do not have the money, the space, it can take special bathrooms and if you rent you can't renovate. If you have children you are putting your parents more at risk. Some live states away or even countries some are in the military. Most work all day and cannot give the attention needed. As I said I am aware of how Fortunate I am to be able to be there and care for my parents. I work in data entry from home and my wife works full time as well. But this is such a difficult position for most, risk their physical health or their mental.

      Koi PonderingKoi Pondering7 күн мурун
    • Majority of patients were White.. in the convalescent care facility one or two of other ethnicities resided there.

      Len wineLen wine7 күн мурун
    • I worked in convalescent homes.. no one ever came to visit their so-called loved ones.. out of the 10+ patients I had.. maybe one would get a visit every couple of months.. the rest no one cared.

      Len wineLen wine7 күн мурун
    • Yeah that's what we Asians have been doing for ages.

      Ajwadd AnwarrAjwadd Anwarr8 күн мурун
  • We will not survive this pandemic. The USA will save money on social security , Medicare etc... we will get put of your way Millenials! You can have this Zoom, iphone Godless world. You can euthanize those of us who take space as we die, as other countries are doing.

    Patricia HPatricia H8 күн мурун
  • Good job Trump... Look what you did now....

    Argonaut ServicesArgonaut Services8 күн мурун

    Randy MarshRandy Marsh8 күн мурун
  • We are better than this. I hate that we're not.

    Devon LindsayDevon Lindsay8 күн мурун
    • I'm old enough to remember we used to be better than this. Especially, the last 4 years Trump has brought out the worst in all of us, just some more than others. I thought everybody cared about everybody else, but I've found out in 2020, that is just not true. Just the thought that the 246K people who've died is just a number & not sinking into those who refuse to wear a mask is hard for me to wrap my head around. How these people don't care about the Stress on our Healthcare workers just dumbfounds me. What do they think is going to happen when we break that?

      Kathy's_DamnGoodSongKathy's_DamnGoodSong8 күн мурун
  • Most of the kids cry’s cuz they want the virus to be gone they are freaking CRY BABYS !

    Republic Of CanadaRepublic Of Canada8 күн мурун
    • I don't understand what you are trying to say.

      Karma KiernanKarma Kiernan7 күн мурун
  • You cannot see them but if you do see them you risk killing them. I think the best thing would be to make decisions on a patient by patient basis and set up a clean room and require a COVID test and schedule visits and realize that you could be spreading it to them and take that responsibility.

    Liza BelleLiza Belle8 күн мурун
  • This is a must see it hurts this covid must go Away soon I can't believe what this has done to our elderly parents an grandparents

    Steve BryantSteve Bryant8 күн мурун