Long-term care workers are preparing for the next COVID-19 surge as “cases rise in long-term care facilities with a sense of dread.” Many of these workers are still grieving the loss of the past few months as the United States has recorded over 600,000 cases of COVID-19 in nursing home residents and employees.
Employees feel “empty and exhausted” from watching residents pass from the virus, many of whom meet with grief counselors to get through. Some nursing homes have set up support hotline numbers for their employees to give emotional support, but long-term care workers are calling for better measures as they prepare for the next wave of COVID-19.
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