Melissa Brown, Montgomery Advertiser Published 6:37 p.m. ET March 20, 2020 CLOSEMONTGOMERY, Ala. – Until last Friday, John Kline had his daily routine down pat. He spent his days at Troy University, teaching students as a Distinguished Professor of Leadership, before traveling home to Montgomery. He could get to John Knox Manor Nursing Home in the late afternoon, before dinner, in time to see his “sweet Ann” for a few hours.He stayed until his wife of 45 years went to bed. He stayed until she fell asleep. And he would return the next afternoon, day after day. But last week, as Alabama issued statewide bans on visitors to assisted living and nursing home amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Kline’s routine was disrupted. Kline understood the restrictions, in place to protect the critically vulnerable residents of the home. But he was undaunted in his efforts to show up for Ann, who he has supported through her journey with Alzheimer’s Disease for 17 years. Send cards: US nursing home residents are trapped in isolation amid coronavirusHospital beds: US hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spikeInstead of sitting with her in her room this week, he’s stood outside her window. A video captured by


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