Dorothy Cassaro, Annette’s middle daughter, said up until the time of the evacuation her mother was still sitting up, watching TV, and was still verbal. She was sure her mother would seem weaker than she was to the people admitting her at CareOne.

Dorothy Cassaro of Cranford, New Jersey is seen at home on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Cassaro’s mother, Annette Kociolek, 93, was a resident at St. Joseph’s Senior Home in Woodbridge when she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March. The state made the decision to move her along with the other residents to a different facility 30 miles away to CareOne at Hanover in Whippany. Within five days of the move, Cassaro’s mother passed away. Cassaro says she wants acknowledgement that the move was a bad decision. “I think she would’ve survived at St. Joe’s,” she said. (Erica Seryhm Lee for NPR)