By Jacqui Deevoy
A woman has revealed she was left devastated after she was told waving to her 80-year-old father through his care home window was ‘illegal’ by staff.
Oriana Criscuolo, 46, from Stockport, wanted to drop off some treats for her father Attilio, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and dementia, at Bamford Grange care home earlier this month.
After handing over the supplies to the carer at the front door, she said that she was going to pop over to her dad’s window to wave at him, but claims she was told it would be ‘illegal’ to do so.
A stunned Oriana then attempted to walk over to her father’s ground-floor window, only to find the curtains had been shut, despite it being the middle of the day.
She has since tried to visit a second time, but her father’s curtains have remained closed, revealing: ‘It’s just unbelievable. I cannot understand how care home staff – people who are being paid to care – have become so uncaring. Their behaviour is inhumane and cruel. It’s beyond belief.’
Maria Percival at Four Seasons Health Care Group, the company that owns the home, has promised to investigate the matter.