Above is a letter from HSE to my elderly mother with ALL the underlying issues that carry risk for Covid19.
They are threatening her with taking away her carer. She has had cancer, heart surgery and has diabetes, arthritis and other issues. With no family nearby.”
My mum’s home help was telling us they been given nothing to help them when visiting their different clients only been told to wash their hands. Also if one of the home helps gets sick the weekend there is no one in the offices for them to ring to get help for their clients.
— Avril Lynch (@avrillynch82) March 19, 2020
Yes indeed. My elderly father aged 88 has also lost his carer this past week. I live an hour away from him and have young children so its very challenging.
— Declan Waugh (@DeclanWaugh) March 19, 2020
Meanwhile, in his address to the nation on St Patrick’s night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:
“At a certain point we will advise the elderly and people who have a long-term illness to stay at home for several weeks. We’re putting in place the systems to ensure that if you are one of them, you will have food, supplies and are checked on. We call it cocooning and it will save many lives, particularly the lives of the most vulnerable, the most precious in our society.
“I know it’s going to be very difficult to stay apart from our loved ones. Most grandparents just want to give their grandkids a hug and a kiss around about now. But, as hard as it is, we need to keep our physical distance to stop the virus.”
Previously: “This Is The Calm Before The Storm”