A son has slammed a care home after he was forced to visit his mom through a cage-like fence. What on Earth has this world come to? Read on to find out more…
Of course, the pandemic has made life very difficult for those in care homes, who have been able to have little to no in-person visits with loved ones.
And the details they reveal are utterly heartwrenching.
Reactions came pouring in from furious social media users.
But, the fifty-eight-year-old has only been allowed one indoor visit in the last 9 months with his mom, which lasted for a mere thirty minutes and resulted in his mother in tears.
The eighty-nine-year-old has struggled a lot during her time in the care home and has even asked her son to help her take her own life.
“I tried to keep her hopes up by telling her just to hang on a bit longer.”
“I can’t get her face out of my mind and I’ve been unable to sleep and living in fear that they’ll stop me seeing my mother,” he said.
And matter reached new heights over the summer when Brain took a photo of his mom through a wired fence and released it through the Care Campaign for the Vulnerable (CCFTV).
CCFTV founder Jayne Connery said:
“Families say some homes don’t facilitate visits, even at a closed window. Some haven’t seen loved ones for six months. Evicting an elderly person from a care home can bring severe decline physically and emotionally.”
An East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) spokesperson said its care homes were doing everything possible to ensure residents and family members could see each other in person, over the phone, and in real life.
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