Heartbreaking photos captured an 88-year-old woman separated from her 89-year-old husband, who is in isolation at a coronavirus-hit nursing home in Washington state.
Dorothy Campbell on Thursday visited Gene, her husband of more than 60 years, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where several residents have died of the illness, according to NBC Bay Area.
Campbell, who lives in nearby Bothell, Washington, wore slippers and used a cane as she chatted with her husband by phone with a window keeping them apart.
Her son, Charlie, a retired nurse from New Mexico helped her make the eight-mile trip from her home, according to the news outlet.
Meanwhile, several families held a rally to express their concerns about the long-term care facility.
“We have been complaining for days about the lack of information,” Kevin Connolly, whose father-in-law lives at the center, told KING.
In a statement, Life Care said its staff is “continuing to provide care for our residents, the facility’s highest priority, and our associates, who are our greatest resource in delivering the care.”
“We grieve with the families who have lost loved ones; people who were important members of our professional family,” Life Care Centers of America President Beecher Hunter said.
“Life is sacred and precious, and when it is lost, a little bit of those in their circle of friends dies with them,” Hunter added.
At least 10 people have died in Washington state as of Thursday and 70 others have been infected.
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