CINCINNATI — Susan Koller has cerebral palsy, but that had never stopped the 38-year-old from living an active, independent lifestyle. Koller had lived in her parents’ Dayton home, where her mother and father once helped her manage her daily functions and personal hygiene. She fondly recalled spending time with her dog and commuting around her neighborhood.
“Fast forward to the pandemic, and oh, my world has changed,” Koller said.
Koller now lives in virtual isolation at the Beechwood Home, a senior living facility in Evanston. She moved in about two years ago after her father died. The responsibility of taking care of Koller was too large and strenuous for her mother to handle alone. Koller initially looked for a personal care attendant to help her so she could stay in her family’s home, but she couldn’t find anyone qualified and reliable enough for the job.
Koller said she never thought