Safe, protected but cut off from their families: life in Madrid care home


In Las Praderas there have been no Covid-19 deaths and staff work tirelessly to keep the disease at bay

For almost a month now, the 94 residents of Las Praderas, a care home for elderly people in Pozuelo de Alarcón near Madrid, have been in lockdown, cut off from the outside world but for the odd Skype call to their families.

To meet them, to talk to them and to take their pictures, you need special permission from the home’s owners – and, as importantly, a protective suit, a face mask, gloves and a host of other precautions.

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