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Lucky grandmother has granddaughter as nurse during COVID-19 quarantine

April Harrison with her grandmother at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson
Posted at 11:08 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 11:11:36-04

TOWSON, Md. — During a time when most family members have been unable to spend time with each other, a Maryland granddaughter and grandmother have made the best of a unique opportunity.

April Harrison works at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, the same place her 92-year-old grandmother happens to live.

A year ago Harrison says she took a job there as a nurse to "ensure her grandmother gets the best care."

Nursing homes, assistant livings, and retirement communities have been some of the hardest impacted by the coronavirus.

Though it’s been challenging with the quarantine, Harrison says working at Pickersgill has been helpful to her grandmother.

"During the weekend that I work, I wheel her down to the window to say hello to our family members," said Harrison.

Sometimes the family brings her favorite milkshake or coffee along with a special visitor.

"My mom even brings her golden doodle up and she looks forward to the visit from KOKO as well. She really perks up and it definitely helps her mentally," said Harrison.

We here at WMAR-2 News thank April and her grandmother for sharing some good news during such hard times.