Nursing Home

By Nick Gilmore

Published: 6 May, 2024

Monday

I visited Mum early today. I was the last visitor out yesterday and the first in this morning.

Pretty much everyone I saw was sleeping off their breakfast. That included Mum. She was sound asleep and totally unresponsive.

The staff were busy doing the morning meds round or assisting with residents in their rooms because I didn’t see anyone to speak to. I had a rough idea who was in because I recognise their cars now.

I just waved to those I could see and was in and out in 10 minutes.

Author’s Note

My Mum is in a nursing home in a small village in the Thames Valley. The photo is not of the home. I used an AI image generator to give the reader some idea of the home she’s in.

All, some or maybe even none (you’ll never know!) of the names have been changed to protect privacy and hide real identities. If you think you recognise someone then let me know and I’ll edit the post or remove it entirely

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