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care home visiting

Guidance on coronavirus and a place to share concerns and support
You are right that their sense of time is different from ours. This lockdown seems endless to me but maybe he does not experience it in the same way. It's just so overwhelmingly sad that we are losing so much time together, in what may well be the last months of his life. There are many others in the same boat, and probably many worse off than us in some ways. I try to stay positive but the uncertainty is so difficult to live with. Thank you for your thoughts.
If two people from separate households can now meet up in an open space observing social distancing then I would have thought one family member and one resident could meet up outdoors at care homes.

By the way, Mum’s care home was all tested this week and every single staff member and resident got negative results which is great.
I agree, Penny. My husband's home won't allow it either. Surely they have to find some way to facilitate visits soon. My husband is mobile but extremely confused, so social distance would be difficult even if we were allowed a garden visit. He is likely to approach me or any other visitors. We need some sort of physical screen or barrier. How long are we all expected to go on without opportunities for visiting? It's sad and frustrating.

Glad your mum's home is all clear of covid Penny. My husband's begin testing next week, apparently.
Pinkie3 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:11 am
I agree, Penny. My husband's home won't allow it either. Surely they have to find some way to facilitate visits soon. My husband is mobile but extremely confused, so social distance would be difficult even if we were allowed a garden visit. He is likely to approach me or any other visitors. We need some sort of physical screen or barrier. How long are we all expected to go on without opportunities for visiting? It's sad and frustrating.

Glad your mum's home is all clear of covid Penny. My husband's begin testing next week, apparently.
Thanks Pinkie and I’m sorry you can’t see your husband either.

When I talk to my Mum on the phone or we do Facetime I can hear that her speech and memory are worsening quickly and that makes me sad. The staff are really good and go in and chat to her and sometimes take her outside for a coffee but I used to go in every other day and we would chat for 1-2 hours and she is clearly missing that.
Just had a chat to the Manager of Mum’s care home and she says she cannot see visiting being allowed for a couple of weeks yet. they have had no coronavirus cases in residents or staff but she says they have to take instructions from Head Office and they in turn take instructions from the Government.

I am so sad because they say Mum has deteriorated.

Then I see on the news that 15,000 idiots have crammed together in London for the Black Lives Matter demo. What the hell do they think they are doing? They will undo all the good we have done by obeying the rules. I am so angry. By all means take their protests and demonstrations to social media but they are being totally selfish and unfair and they should not be doing this.
Have you tried talking to their "Head Office" about this?

The new rules/guidance that began on Monday of this week do now allow garden visits to visit friends so long as we observe the standard 2m social distancing.

It seems to be completely at odds with that if you and your Mum are not allowed the same latitude.
Penny

That is sad.

I imagine the staff there are going shopping etc and that's indoors.

I know some homes have the staff living at the home at the moment but that would be a minority.

Most will be in the community, and meeting up with relatives outdoors.

If you speak to them in a couple of weeks I would suggest you could say you would wear a face mask and face shield. You can order them on amazon.
Still no news. It absolutely sickens me that people cannot visit loved ones in care homes but 15,000+ were able to crowd into London and protest this weekend and couldn’t give a monkeys about social distancing. That was totally wrong and Sadiq Khan should carry the can for this as he could have banned it but chose not to. He is spineless.
It's such a shame that you can't visit.

Looking at the news, you would think it was all over.

Perhaps later on the care home will relax it's restrictions. I do hope so.
Unfortunately Care Homes don't fall under the new rules announced.
Many of us are in the same boat with elderly parents getting anxious and going downhill.
Until the so-called ministers stop spreading untrue information about testing in care homes and the availability of testing material (let alone adequate availablity of PPE) its likely to take some time.

Where my Mum is, they have been asking for testing kits since end of March and so far they have received 10 when they actually need 70.

Just like the school that received 1 Laptop for 1000 pupils...totally inadequate.

I have stopped watching the 'Hancock's Half Hour' on TV as its almost the same drivel every day.

On the other side, dad is at home gradually losing his eyesight whilst still waiting for a Cataract operation, having to self isolate and missing his visits to Mum terribly. Luckily they can phone and use facetime (Audio) on a daily basis.

Now they annonce that 10 Million people will be waiting for treatment by December?

The Conservatives will certainly be held to account for this shambles.