In August, 2020, Texas Caregivers for Compromise sent isolated loved ones on a road trip across the state by proxy. These residents may be alone indoors but the group posted their names outdoors to call attention to their plight with over 300 traveling signs, each one bearing the name of a loved one either still living in isolation or who lost his or her one and only precious life while living in isolation.
The signs began with a few days in Forney and then went to Garland , Celina, Kilgore, Palestine, Bryan/College Station, Conroe, Marion, San Angelo, Lubbock, and then back where they began in Forney. The media attention came once the signs arrived at their third location and families began arriving at sign host sites to take photos with the signs. The program truly became bigger than the sum of its parts and played a major role in calling attention to the isolation of residents in long-term care facilities in Texas. This unique advocacy effort was mimicked by multiple states across the country including Florida, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
Tutorials can be found at the bottom of this page explaining how Texas executed this program!