The holidays can be a hard and lonely time for nursing home residents any year, but 2020 poses a whole new set of challenges with visits from loved ones limited, and, in some cases not allowed at all due to COVID-19.

Most nursing home residents have been on lockdown – meaning no congregate meals, confined to their rooms, and without family, friend, chaplain, and volunteer visitors. The nursing home staff are exhausted due to covering for staffing shortages and remain dedicated, compassionate, and supportive of the residents.

The December 15 morning editorial in the Chicago Tribune has caught the attention of many people and has been widely circulated…

Huck Bouma PC has shared holiday cheer with local nursing home residents by preparing and delivering over 1,200 Christmas cards containing wishes for a most joyous holiday season as well as words of encouragement to let them know they are not forgotten.

It is the little things in life that will go a very long way this holiday season.