By Kent R. Kroeger (July 14, 2020)

Visiting my mother at the Western Home (Cedar Falls, Iowa) on July 8, 2020 (Photo by Kent R. Kroeger)

I must preface this essay with this acknowledgement: In preparing my visit with my 92-year-old mother, the staff at the Western Home’s Windhaven Assisted Living residence in Cedar Falls, Iowa, could not have been friendlier, more professional or more accommodating given the extraordinary circumstances.