Barrow Voice

www.barrowvoice.co.uk    First Publised 1975
Issue 163 Spring 2021
3,234 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar

My experience of Lonsdale Mews

This beautiful new care home offers the finest facilities and care imaginable. It is luxurious and welcoming with staff tailored to meet your loved ones’ needs, whether that be simple care, dementia care or more complex care as things change. As such it enables residents to move in secure in the knowledge that they will not have to move again.

I have had personal experience of the home and the support my Mum and I received during her time there, it was second to none. When the second lockdown was approaching I knew she couldn’t continue to live in Assisted Living any longer and after looking at Lonsdale, she signed up. She had her Covid test and moved in a week later!

Her general health had been deteriorating for about a year, but at 91 she just wanted to be looked after. The chef tried to tempt her with small, tasty portions of food; the carers fussed over her; painting her nails, doing her hair and she was kept busy with activities supplied by the lifestyle co-ordinators.

During this time, I visited for a short time nearly every day. I sat in the garden talking to her through the door and window and as it got colder I phoned her and she was happy with this.

During these visits I could see her deteriorating and so I started having Covid tests so that when the time came I was able to go in through her patio door to be with her. I spent virtually all of her last 10 days and nights with her. During this time, I witnessed the care and compassion of the carers who looked after us both with every consideration until Mum passed away. Mum’s other close family were able to visit once as well, although the advancement of the pandemic may make that more difficult in future.

If you need a safe, top class environment for your loved one I couldn’t recommend a better place and, as an ex-GP, I have visited many.

Linda Thomas.


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