WATCH | Care Home Residents Take Part In Viral TikTok Videos

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During the pandemic, care and nursing home residents and staff have been particularly hard hit. The fact that we are not allowed to see our relatives has taken its toll not only on the morale of residents but the family members of residents as well. 

Like many of you, I have not been able to visit my family member who is currently in a care home. I haven’t been able to hug my 101-year-old grandad since the lockdown started all those months ago.

Gazing through a two-inch gap in the window can never be the same as giving him a reassuring hug. We can only hope that it won’t be long now until there is a rapid COVID test that will once again allow us to hug and cuddle our loved-ones who are in care homes. 

One of the most challenging jobs for care home staff has been to keep their residents motivated. I know that the team at my grandad’s care home work incredibly hard under difficult conditions to try and keep his morale up. They do a fantastic job. I admire anyone who works in a care/nursing home – I really do. 

In the TikTok video (below), residents take on a cameo role as Dolly Parton’s ‘Working 9-5’ hit song plays in the background. The short video (below) has been viewed over 367k times which is quite impressive. There are plenty of other videos too which have been uploaded by @emmathackray who works at the home. And the residents seem to love taking part in them! 

Please have a look for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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