I have today visited my mother, in her care home for the first time in 6 months or so. I found it a deeply distressing experience. The visit took place in mum's room with a large glass screen between us. I realise that this is to comply with regulations, it was awful. I could not hold her hand or reach out to give her gifts. She was asleep the whole time and I was unable to wake her or try to make her comfortable by passing her a blanket or a cushion. I felt this to be inhuman. The only care worker present was new and didn't know my mother. Don't know if I can repeat this experience.