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Families fighting for nursing home visitations to rally in Albany

Posted at 10:45 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 22:45:08-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Families from across New York are planning a rally in Albany for March 12th, the one year anniversary of Governor Andrew Cuomo signing an executive order that limited visitation to nursing homes for only medical reasons.

The group called EssentialCareVisitor.com says families need to be allowed to visit loved ones in nursing homes. The group says most of their family members have received the COVID-19 vaccine and they need to be able to visit with their families again.

"Seniors are suffering and dying, not from the virus, but from lack of care and compassion from family trying to advocate for them and trying to help them and these nursing homes want us back just as bad as we want to be back. It's like, enough is enough. When is it going to end," asked Carol D'Elisiis of Schenectady. Her mother is in a nursing home.

The executive order signed by the governor was created to keep people staying at nursing homes, safe from COVID-19.

The group spoke with ABC News this past week, for more, you click on this link.

Organizers say, the rally will be held on the capitol steps from 12p-3p.