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Alzheimer's Society comments on new care homes visiting guidance

Alzheimer’s Society

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The Government has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced new guidance to safely allow indoor visits to care homes across England as the country moves back into tiered restrictions.

Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society said,

“We’re delighted that the Government has listened to our calls to allow desperate families affected by dementia to reunite in care homes by Christmas.

"Hugs, a smile from a familiar face, holding hands, feeling joy again – these are hugely important, as is the essential care that family carers provide to people with dementia.  Quite literally keeping people alive and tethered to the world. 

We do just urge that Government ensures care homes are not burdened by extra administrative costs so that the rollout is feasible, and visits continue - all the heart-breaking stories we’ve heard make one thing clear, care home visits can’t just be for Christmas.

"Nine long months cut off from visits have caused a terrifying decline in people’s dementia – with the average length of life in care homes only fifteen months, precious time with loved ones is non-negotiable. It’s great to see recognition for carers as key workers and this pilot now being rolled out across the country.”

 

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