Jules Walton has not hugged her mother, Ann, since February 20 when her care home went into lockdown. Ann, 78, is a resident at Grosvenor Care Home in Alvechurch, Worcs, and has needed round-the-clock care since March 2018 because of her dementia. Jules, 50, a company director, now fears neither she, older sister Andrea nor Ann’s husband Brian, 82, will get to spend any time with her over Christmas. She said: “Before the virus, every day without fail my dad, Andrea and I would visit. Mum deserved nothing less, and we wanted to make her feel loved and supported when she needed us most. “The last two Christmases I’ve been to see mum in the morning with presents, dad would visit after dinner, and then Andrea would see her in the afternoon. “This way mum had her family all day. We don’t even want to think about Christmas this year. It will be simply unbearable, not being with her on a day when every family has to be together.” Jules, of Stratford-upon-Avon, says not being able to hug her mum is the worst. She added: “Since lockdown it feels like you’re grieving for mum without losing her. “Wanting to give… Read full this story
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