Protecting Senior Homes From The Coronavirus

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children visiting with their sick mother
Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her son-in-law, Michael Spencer, left, as Shape’s daughter, Lori Spencer, right, looks on, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. Ted S. Warren/ AP Photo

Senior assisted living facilities are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus epidemic. We talk with an official at a company that operates eight assisted living homes in the Milwaukee area and the head of an advocacy group about what Wisconsin is doing to keep residents safe.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Beth Anderson Guest
  • Michael Pochowski Guest