Wolf and Anita Gottschalk who have been married for 62 years have been forced to live apart for the last 8 months as they have been admitted to separate nursing homes located 40 minutes apart. Although their health situations place them at different levels of care, their granddaughter is desperately trying to reunite the couple.
Have you encountered similar situations? How does holistic care.....caring for the patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs come into play here? Or isn't that considered a factor by those making healthcare decisions for the elderly?