In 2008 my beautiful mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She spent six years living in different nursing homes. Those were very hard years. I fought and advocated for her relentlessly, but many residents have NO ONE. No family visits them. No one advocates for them. Nursing homes are very difficult places. As a volunteer in many nursing homes, I consistently see that residents are not treated like human beings. Residents have no control when or what they eat, when and if they can go outside and must rely on staff for their every need, and those needs often go unment, because of an understaffing issue in almost all nursing homes across our country.
Will you help me remind these people they are not forgotten? Will you join me in making a card (or 5 or 20) and sending them to a nursing home we sponsor on the webiste or one of your choosing?
The joy in receiving a card means more than you know to someone living in a nursing home.
When you make card, email photos of your cards to firstname.lastname@example.org and MOST IMPORTANTLY, tag us on Instargram, Facebook and Tic Toc at @nursinghomecardproject!
Thank you to my fabulous interns who help me keep the Nursing Home Card Project going. Without you, it would not exist. Your love, commitment and devotion lights the torch to alleviate the great loneliness many people living in nursing homes suffer. Thank you to: