Published by Emily DeRuy in the San Jose Mercury News, October 17, 2021.
The article includes several photos of Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center participant Maura Nicho and her daughter Ana Nicho Luu, and quotes Avenidas Care Partners Manager Paula Wolfson on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term care.
“The pandemic has shown the cracks and problems in our system,” said Paula Wolfson, a social worker with Avenidas who helps families navigate the process of providing or finding care for aging relatives.
In the last year and a half, Wolfson has fielded hundreds of calls from people worried about everything from care options to wills. The calls often come from spouses and partners concerned not so much about the family members they care for getting COVID, but about what would happen to their loved ones if they themselves got sick or worse.Emily DeRuy, San Jose Mercury News
Maura Nicho also gets a mention in a related article by Emily DeRuy that same day: “Getting older doesn’t have to be scary. Things to consider as we age.“