Injustice to next of kin

To those of you who lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and were not allowed to visit them in nursing homes and lost them without having a funeral service, I, for one, feel your pain.

My feelings — with strict precautions, next of kin should have been able to visit once or twice a week.

This is my story: My wife was in a senior living facility for a little over nine months. I was shut down from visiting, which she enjoyed and which was uplifting to her.

March 16, no visitors were allowed. Could not visit on her 80th birthday, May 29. Staff members took a phone video of her 80th birthday celebration. The video showed her condition was not as good as before the shutdowns.

June 8, not being with her, she passed away two days before our 59th wedding anniversary. I was able to have a funeral service on June 16.

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones.

I, for one, still feel the pain of losing my loved one.

Gary Grimm (and sons)



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