Dying in lockdown

Tina Wallace has written a detailed and very personal account of her own day to day experiences, and those of her mother, living and finally dying in a care home, unable to have the normal interactions with friends and family. “The ties that bind are strong and so important. Losing them can literally be a matter of life and death, which many stories in the UK media attest to. Many families are now left broken hearted, sad and depleted by the manner of the deaths this virus has imposed. This story is about one such journey; the pain is over for my mum, but continuing for us as we find ways to grieve apart.”

Source: Centre for Policy on Ageing – Ageinfo210126221

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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