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That's good news @Palerider it must be a weight off your mind seeing that your mum is OK Your mum sounds a lot like mine and it definitely makes me feel better too when I get the opportunity to visit her in person to see that she is OK. Let's hope that there are a lot more more opportunities soon.Well I finally got to see mum today after months since my last visit in summer.
She was perkier than I had expected and chatted for a while and then began to tire. She didn't recognise me as Simon, but I seemed familiar to her as she talked about things we both know. Her speech is not the same now and stringing long scentences together isn't possible. The pod was ok and today it worked to a point, but its not the same as direct contact visiting. I asked if she would like some new clothes and chocolate for Christmas to which came a 'oh yes please'. Anyway as she was wheeled away she smile, laughed a little and waived goodbye.
It makes me feel so much better knowing that in herself she is ok and I can live with that having being allowed to visit today.
Good news about the house.
Great that you finally managed a visit to see your mum in the pod. Hopefully it won't be long before you are allowed contact.
My mum's home today still hadn't received any information about lateral flow, or had any tests. The manager did say it will take staff time, and they were already tight! Doesn't sound too promising. The new guidance is more positive and encouraging visits using tests for contact, but unfortunately still has the "get out clause" about it being down to individual homes as they all have individual layouts and, needs of residents differ.