Suddenly, my 94-year-old great aunt must leave her care home

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Anna Tims

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It’s being closed for refurbishment and now we have to search for a new place in a pandemic

My 94-year-old great-aunt, along with other residents, has been given six weeks to leave her care home, the Peele in Wythenshawe, which is closing for refurbishment.

She has no short-term memory and has made friends at the Peele after a challenging move from her own home. We had spent a lot of time looking for a suitable home and now have to find somewhere else, at short notice, in the middle of a pandemic. Some residents are receiving end-of-life care and have dementia. There has been no discussion with families, just an announcement building work will make the home unsuitable.


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