St. Luke’s Elmore hosts drive by parade for long term care facility

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Donnie and Pat Marvin have missed their face-to-face visits with Pat’s brother, Kenny Markham. Kenny is a long-time resident at the long term care facility within St. Luke’s Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home. Because of the risk of possible COVID-19 exposure, visits to Idaho’s most vulnerable residents inside nursing homes and long term care facilities have been limited by Governor Brad Little’s stay-at-home order that took effect on March 25.

“I usually go and see Kenny about once a week,” Donnie said. “So, this is kind-of rough on me for not being able to see him.”

Instead of visits inside, Donnie’s had to sit outside next to the window at the facility and talk with Kenny over the telephone. But on this Tuesday in early June, the Marvin family has a surprise for Kenny and all the other long term care residents; a drive-by parade.

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