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Australia’s aged care Covid rules mean my 103-year-old mother misses out on vital socialisation | Sandra Symons

Despite everyone being fully vaccinated, a positive test means isolating residents in their rooms. I’m worried my mother may succumb to depression

My mother, Audrey Muriel, is 103. She has been living in an aged care residence for 18 months. She is frail and in a wheelchair and needs full professional care. But she has all her marbles.

She often comments on how she has made many good, new friends at the residence. They are her cronies in care. She has a nice room with a view to gardens and sky beyond. She enjoys her morning encounters in the common room where they all read the papers together, chat and play bingo.

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