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...
A care home has caused outrage this week following the release of a controversial snap showing one of its residents and the conditions in which she has been left in.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.
The family of the resident in question has spoken out in a desperate plea...And the details they reveal are utterly heartwrenching.
Since the heartbreaking story emerged...Reactions came pouring in from furious social media users.
Brian Halliday's mom, Agnes, has been in a care home in the U.K since a week before lockdown back in March.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.
And to make matters even more heartbreaking...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.
"Every time I went to see her she was begging me to help her commit suicide," her son told Metro."I tried to keep her hopes up by telling her just to hang on a bit longer."
Brian says that he feels the care home has made it difficult for him to visit his mom and that he has noticed both a mental and physical decline."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.
His mom fears she is being abandoned...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).
The campaign aims to highlight the difficulties of people living in care and their families during the pandemic.
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."