My aunt, aged 102 and fiercely independent, was in need of care and some TLC after spending a month in hospital. She moved into The Glen and it was clear from the outset that we could be confident she was being wonderfully looked after. As her family all live in the South of England it was hugely reassuring for us to know this. First and foremost is the kindness and warmth of all the staff.
They are absolute gems, always taking time to have a chat, and offering tea, coffee and drinks constantly throughout the day. As The Glen is so small there is a feeling of homeliness which is lovely. Mealtimes are convivial, and my aunt downs a tumbler full of sherry every lunchtime! Her 103rd birthday was celebrated in style with balloons, a beautiful cake, and all of her family around.
It is an enormous responsibility to find a care home where you can be sure that someone you love will be cared for with dignity and affection, and I can only say that for us, The Glen has been the perfect choice.