‘I Want to Be With Her.’ When Covid Closed Nursing Homes, One Husband Moved In – The Wall Street Journal

When nursing homes began barring visitors to keep the coronavirus out, Jack Eccles decided to move in.

Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, N.C., had turned him away on March 12 when he arrived as usual to spend much of the day with his wife, Gerry, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

So he returned the next day with a suitcase of clothes,…

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