In March, as communities shut down, Robert Roca, M.D., and his wife brought home his 96-year-old mother-in-law from an assisted living facility. “Had she stayed, she would have been alone in her room all day with no visitors.” Soon his brother-in-law moved in, and so did his daughter and son-in-law.
Conversations in communities across the nation, whether in jails or inpatient hospitalization, look something like this: “If we release arrestees or discharge patients, where will they go?” Elizabeth Sinclair Hancq and John Snook, colleagues at the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC), say that at every turn, during COVID-19, no one knows
In early February, when #CrisisTalk spoke with Matthew Holtsclaw on the Renew seclusion and restraint (S&R) initiative he launched a year ago, we had no idea what was around the corner for the United States and the overall healthcare system. At a time when physically distancing from each other is
“The barrier of loneliness: the palpable, desperate need of the human animal to be with his fellow man. Up there … is an enemy known as isolation.”
The Washington Post recently shared the quote above from a 1959 Twilight Zone episode that explored the impacts of a man being all alone.