Sep 9, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?

Our Residents – Dorothy

Dorothy Nixon has alzheimer’s and vascular dementia and because of her condition it was becoming unsafe for her to remain in her own home, so she stayed at Roseleigh for a short while to be assessed and eventually moved in full-time.

Her daughter Patricia Gallagher explains: “We haven’t looked back since. She is looked after so well at Roseleigh and is very happy.

“She unfortunately broke her hip during the first week of lock-down and after a spell in hospital she returned to Roseleigh and because I couldn’t visit her, I relied on the feedback I was getting from the staff and district nurses who were helping her with her recovery.

“The nurses told me she was comfortable and were full of praise for the staff, who they said were unbelievable.

“I also have a friend who is a nurse and she said the fact that so many staff at Roseleigh have been there a long time says a lot about the quality of care provided at the home.

“I rang the home every week during lock-down and the staff would tell me that mum has taken part in a wine and cheese evening, race night and singing, and they showed me the pictures of her enjoying herself.

“I was absolutely gob-smacked because before going in the home, my mum would never have done these things, so that showed me she is really happy at Roseleigh.”

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