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Don Martin

Don Martin

Dr. Don Martin is the director of the Urban School Counseling Graduate Program at Youngstown University. He has been involved in training students to work with urban youth for 40 years. He also has a private practice in gerontology and rehabilitation in hospitals.

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Even before COVID-19, U.S. nursing homes were filling empty beds with psychiatric patients

By: - March 7, 2021

One year ago, a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, became an early battleground for the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. The disease has since decimated nursing home populations – more than one-third of the COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. have been nursing home residents and staff. Virtually unnoticed is what has followed: In some nursing homes, a […]