Families finding ways to visit relatives in assisted living community during lockdown

Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 19:18:58-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — While visitors are not permitted inside Dominion Senior Living of Richmond, several families have found ways to safely communicate with their loved ones.

Three generations of Fanny Taylor's family traveled to the facility Tuesday morning to surprise Taylor.

"I knew they were fixin' me up pretty for something," Taylor said with a grin.

Taylor's family gathered on the sidewalk below a second story balcony where she stood while waving and blowing kisses to them.

"I wish I could hug all of you," Taylor said. "I'm so homesick to see everybody."

Not far from their reunion, two other residents, who both live on the ground floor, were visiting with their families through their bedroom windows.

"It makes me feel a little sad because I can't physically interact with her, but at least we can still see her," Clare Sparks said about her grandmother.

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Clare Sparks and other family members communicate with their grandmother outside a window at Dominion Senior Living.

Ann Lowery said she was also having a difficult time with the separation from her mother, whose room shares a wall with Sparks' grandmother.

"So far it's the hardest thing I've been through with this," Ann Lowery said. "But this too shall pass."