Nearly 8,000 of the lives lost in New Jersey to the pandemic were among long-term care residents. Nursing home reforms and vaccinations have recently cut both cases and deaths by 95% over just the last two months, according to the state health department. Even as the situation improves, advocates and family members say this year of isolation has taken an immense toll on their loved ones. In-person visits may be on the horizon, but not soon enough for many. Correspondent Leah Mishkin reports.
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