Caring for the Disabled - Pandemic Driven New Challenges

Joan Willshire (2020), Minnesota Physician, The Independent Medical Business Journal, Volume XXXIV, No. 06. Pages 26- 28.

For people with disabilities, pandemic-related isolation can be terrifying and tragic. The stress can exacerbate mental illness andother health problems, some of them life threatening. Add the loss of mobility and independence, the disruption of routines, the day program that doesn't open, the beloved caregiver who doesn't come, and the lack of support that leaves some families with now choice but to instituionalize their loved ones, and you have a sense of what many in the disability community are going through every day due to COVID-19.

Joan Willshire