DETROIT – Dennis Williams is haunted by the memory of his mother, Wanda Parker, through the window at a Michigan nursing home.
He said she was begging for help.
It was the last time he saw his 68-year-old mother alive. She died of COVID-19 on April 7, two days after she was transported to a hospital from the Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Williams said he saw employees of the facility not wearing masks, gloves or other personal protective equipment (PPE) during his through-the-window visits with his mother before she died. He’s aware of the lower COVID-19 statistics reported at other nursing homes in the area.
“They (the facilities) actually took the precautions,” the Lapeer, Michigan, man said. “And that’s what pisses me off, is that when we’d go see Mom through the window and it wasn’t the workers’ fault – I had talked to several of them – they just were just being told they could not wear the stuff.”