Rhod Gilbert on caring for his elderly dad
As the news of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK broke, Rhod Gilbert raced to a care home in West Wales to help his dad Malcolm, who is blind and has limited movement after a heart attack.
“The care home locked down earlier than everyone else and we got a message saying not to visit,” says Rhod, who splits his time between London and Wales with his wife, comedy writer Sian Harries.
“Because he can’t see and he can’t move I got him one of these smart speakers.
“I shoved this thing through the window along with a wifi modem while I stood out in the rain at about 10 o’clock at night, telling these carers how to set it up."
Speaking on a video call in a moving interview, Rhod told me about how he's coping during the coronavirus pandemic, caring for his elderly dad, and how he lost his mum to Alzheimer's.