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Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is learning of the pressures faced by conscientious led Care Providers striving to offer a caring and safe environment to both service users and staff. Safety monitoring is proving to be a invaluable care assist tool - bringing a more open and transparent culture into care homes as well as saving valuable resources within the care home sector and the NHS

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''My father in law has deteriorated greatly during lock down. He no longer recognises us ...”

Added on 21st November 2020

Families are coming to Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying elderly loved ones in care homes no longer recognise close family members on visits and say it breaks their hearts that lengthy restrictions have brought on a severe decline. A daughter in law tells of the devastation her loved one can no longer remember her and she believes being apart for so long has escalated a decline in his health.

I live in Ashton-under-Lyne in Manchester. We haven't been able to visit my father in law since March at his care home. We couldn't even attend garden visits as it was scheduled for the 2nd August and we had to go back to local lockdown. I used to go to the home every day to assist my father in law. He doesn't speak. Occasionally you would get a smile and he would hold my hand. I tried the window visits when we were allowed but I got no response from him. He was more interested in what was going on around him. We had our first visit today through a glass door. It was heartbreaking. He wouldn't look at us and didn't recognise his own family and had forgotten us. We are hoping when we can go into the home and hold his hand we may get a better response. We fear our last visit was too late. We feel we have lost him.''

''My father in law no longer recognises me. It's heartbreaking and feels I have let him down.''

''I feel I have let him down and abandoned him. I used to visit every day and so I had a good relationship with him. It could take me two hours to assist feeding him a packet of crisps when he went through the stage of not eating. Our last visit with him was Saturday 14th March. We had a photo that we took with him with our Alzheimer's glow walk T-shirts on as we were taking part in the Alzheimers Glow Walk. I told him I would show him the photos the next day but I never got the chance as the home went to lockdown. His quality of life has definitely decreased.

''He no longer knows who we are.... the time away from him has been too long...''

He is self-funded and been denied visits from his love ones and especially me as I visited daily. I said I would volunteer in the home but that wasn't allowed due to a “conflict of interest”. We haven't been out for a meal or gone anywhere apart from work and food shopping due to us wanting to see him. The staff have been able to carry on with family life and socialise but then still go to the care home. How is that fair? These restrictions have affected his mental health as well as ours. You grieve for the person, the person with alzheimer's/dementia and who they were. His family are grieving and been wanting to see him since March. His family are heartbroken that on the last visit he didn't recognise or respond to us. The family feel we have let him down... badly.''

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is supporting this family - If you are interested in this case study please contact ccftv.cares@gmail.com

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