Hello, I’ve noticed that some nursing homes have a very strict policy when it comes to CoVid restrictions / lockdowns - over and above government directives. I remember Scott Morrison ticking off certain nursing homes for their refusal to allow any visits at all - when this wasn’t a government requirement at all. I understand the argument from both sides, and that the facility has a duty of care to all residents, not just my mum. But a complete lockdown - forbidding all family visits - seems very cruel particularly for QLD which has relatively very few cases. It is especially cruel in instances where both the QLD health & the commonwealth govt haven’t issued a directive enforcing lockdowns - and we have something like one or two cases at any one time.
The question for adult children like us, is - how do we know which facility is going to go above and beyond the govt recommendations? And if this does happen - what then? Has anyone here taken their parent out of a nursing home & back home with them because of draconian measures like this? What are the repercussions? Would ACAT then have to re-assess you all over again?
If I was in Mum’s position I’d much prefer to take a very small risk and see my children once a day. I’d imagine nearly everyone else would feel the same way.