SAGE advocacy is hopeful that visitation restrictions will be eased at nursing homes as we exit Level 5 restrictions.
Early indications suggest that one visitor per week will be allowed to residents of homes.
The support service for the elderly claims compassionate visits to homes have only been granted at end of life scenarios in many cases and they want to see this expanded to include loneliness.
Sarah Lennon, the Chief Executive of SAGE Advocacy says we all have a responsibility to ensure the incidence rate of the virus remains low as the rate in our communities will be reflected in our nursing homes.
Sarah Lennon told Midwest News that nursing home staff, residents and their families have probably made the most acute sacrifices throughout the pandemic.