Got a call today from Memory Care. Your mom is going to be isolated in her room for 14 days. No more communal activities or dining. Bringing meals to room. There are 13 people in that area and 8 of them have been having diarrhea episodes. So since that can be a covid symptom, isolation.
I found a company that wll come to the facility and do a covid test, and if she gets 2 negative tests 24 hr apart and no more diarrhea, she can come out of isolation. I had to arrange for that, otherwise 14 days no matter if her gastro issues resolve.
Last isolation in spring when staff member was positive was awful. She was hallucinating, and now with her extra confusion, I dont know what she is going to think.
Poor staff. 8 dementia residents with diarrhea and all of them probably trying to wander back to common area. It's going to be like herding cats getting them to stay in room. Any change in routine is hard for these folks.
Hopefully things will be resolved by her birthday later this month.