Woman missing her mother pleads to have restrictions eased at nursing homes

Petition in Anson County demands visitation restrictions lifted at nursing homes

ANSON COUNTY, N.C. — Dana Allen, of Anson County, said she has not seen her 82-year-old mother, Carrie Hinson, for a year because of restrictions on nursing home visitations during the pandemic.

“It hits me every day that March 12 of last year that may be the last day I hugged my momma, because none of us are promised tomorrow,” Allen said.

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She said she has seen her mother through a window since then at Anson Health and Rehabilitation, which is in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak.

In the video at the top of this webpage, anchor Blaine Tolison speaks with the daughter about her plea to ease the state’s restrictions.

According to the state, nursing homes can have indoor visitation if there are no cases in the last 14 days and the county’s positivity rate is less than 10%. Anson County’s positivity rate is 5%.

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