They are certainly coping with it at the moment. I have seen them transfer her to a chair on several occasions with 2 members of staff. It is done relatively easily and she has plenty of strength in her arms to push herself up. There are other people confined to their rooms but I'm believe that is because they are too poorly to join the others in the main lounge or they just prefer to stay in their rooms. The home has wheelchairs but the manager told me they are only used for short spells and not as a permanent thing. I have seen so sign of hoists being used but my mother is very light, there is nothing of her.
Thank you. It is as I thought but I needed it clarifying by an expert. Such a pity as I don't drive and am able to see her most days as she is within our village. It will not be as easy if she has to move elsewhere and she depends on seeing me so much. What a pity this was not made clear in the admission details as I never dreamt we would have to find somewhere else so soon.
Thank you again for your help.