A Former Nurse Discusses Restrictions As An Assisted Living Resident

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Ninety five year old Virginia Chandler is leading pretty active life in her assisted living facility in Albany Oregon until the crown of Irish shut everything down three months on restrictions are beginning to loosen and miss Chandler can now have visitors she couldn't even leave to run errands just get permission first that annoys her but as a former nurse Virginia Chandler understands what the lock down was necessary she told us about the restrictions under which she lives we see almost anyone as long as we stay six feet away from them we cannot go to another area for instance my friend is very ill they don't believe that she will live much longer I would love to go visit her but I can't and this isn't just from Mike Miller lite home this is true by the state I mean this is laid down the rules and then we're to follow what they want done and by the way ever governor has a different idea and different way of handling it some are opening their doors to everything and anything and that's not why it's either yeah so do you take your meals with friends yes but we can only one at the table one of the table so we say hello teacher yeah as you as you may have heard about more than twenty five percent of the people who have died from corona virus are in nursing homes and assisted care facilities yeah do you feel safe I feel safest for hence the people here they're very good so you're not worried about the coronavirus I am concerned from different standpoints I'm ninety five in December and so I am ready for the end of my life and prepared for I am concerned that bad of people well and I hope that our country begins to look at what is happening economic only medically emotionally emotions is the big problem right now because we've been locked up and down for such a long time and if we want to go like say to a picnic for instance one of my great granddaughter since graduating from high school I'd love to go there her graduation I'd love to go to her home for a party afterwards but I'm not going to be able to yeah well you know the experts say those restrictions are for your own safety yes of course yeah but that's for your physical and we're not made up of just the physical we're made up of the motion psychological ways of expressing ourselves so we're not an animal of physical side alone yeah sounds like a tough way to live but that you're very tough in your mind to well yes it's very hard to get up at the beginning of the day and know that you're not going to do anything except eat or watch something on TV and so it makes for a long day and once you've gone through months like we have and continue to look like we will it looks like a never ending plague it's not pleasant I wish I could say something of her of comfort but you wouldn't be fooled by that would you no nobody can fool somebody who's ninety five years old now yes Virginia Chandler a retired nurse who's an assisted living resident in Albany Oregon thanks so much for being

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