Nicole Kozma: recent publications

Some Kids in Long-Term Care Facilities Didn’t See Parents for More Than a Year

When staff at All Saints Healthcare in North Hollywood told Nicole and Les Kozma that they could no longer visit their 1-year-old daughter, Ryanne, inside the facility’s pediatric nursing unit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple assumed the restrictions would be fleeting.

For months, they’d traveled to the facility to visit Ryanne at least once a week from their home in Agoura Hills, juggling the two-hour roundtrip drive with caring for their other four children. Nicole Kozma relished getting to hold her tiny daughter. She ached to bring Ryanne home with her, but the child needed round-the-clock nursing care to recover from lung problems she developed after an extremely preterm birth.

The Kozmas were upset when the facility closed to

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