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Great outcome @Wishing20 . So glad you've both shared decent quality time doing something she enjoys so much. My mum loved walking, over last few months she's become immobile and needs 2 cares to move from chair to wheelchair from lack of movement, normal routine. You've done a great job with your mum , these are things you'll both hang onto.Wonderful. I hope you manage a good few more walks before it gets too cold.
Oh that's wonderful that you've been able to take her out. Just goes to show you did what you could, had the meeting and miraculously got a result. I know it's not nearly enough, but well done for finding a compromise.Hello everyone, here’s my update as promised.
I’m sad to say that we didn’t take Mum out of the CH, when the reality hit us slap bang in the face, we realised, as much as we wanted to, we could not provide for her, even with home help, what the CH do. Absolutely devastated, because we want to see her, all of us, hold her, take her out, be with her and we just cant do that. However we did have a meeting with the CH manager to fully express our concerns of the length of time that Mum had not been able to go out for walk, she is a physically active person. Thankfully I was granted a ‘risk assessment’ and required to take a weekly Covid test, and allowed to take Mum out for a 1.5hr walk twice a week. On our first walk to the beach, my Mum was giddy, she said it was the best day of her life, it was literally like being let out of prison! So that’s our current situation, I’m still frustrated and unhappy that the Government can’t issue clear guidelines and that all residents of CHs are denied their families, whilst pubs and restaurants are packed. Autumn / Winter is approaching, goodness knows what further restrictions will be put in place and in the meantime, we lose our loved ones more and more each day