Loved ones of Detroit nursing home patient seek answers after COVID survivor’s health deteriorates

DETROIT Family members are wondering whether the spike in COVID has anything to do with the fact that their loved ones’ health is rapidly deteriorating.

Jonathan Dozier said his mother, Wanda Turner, was diagnosed with COVID in January and survived.

He said his mother lived at the Boulevard Manor nursing home in Detroit and suddenly lost an enormous amount of weight and is now struggling to stay alive.

“That was a nightmare. It wasn’t something I was prepared for, ”said Dozier.

He said she went from being very healthy to being on a ventilator.

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“When she did it, I spoke to her about Zoom and she had a good, lively conversation as she usually is,” said Dozier.


Dozier said they couldn’t continue their regular Zoom calls, and the next time she saw his mother she didn’t look the same as before.

“She was taken to the hospital and was in skin and bone condition. It was just like my heart was broken and I just had to let out tears, ”said Dozier.

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Turner’s health was rapidly deteriorating. She lost some weight and has been on a ventilator for a few days. She is now being cared for in the hospice.

“It doesn’t feel good to see your mother stray from her normal self, lively, funny and bubbly as she is. So far it’s not a good feeling at all, ”said Dozier.

Dozier and his sister LaAricka Barker now ask a lot of questions. They said they wondered if the COVID spike had anything to do with their mother’s deteriorating condition.


They said they do everything they can to learn more while warning others who may be in a similar situation.

“You never know when you will last see a loved one in nursing homes because you don’t know exactly what the nursing home is doing for you,” said Dozier.

According to Boulevard Manor, no comments are currently available.

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