Nigel, October 2015
“Throughout the four years that my mother resided there the Manager was a constantly reassuring presence, always available and an ever present source of help, advice and comfort. The staff were excellent too, many becoming very close to my mother. The home runs a selection of activities pretty much daily and all residents are encouraged to join in. But the choice is theirs. Generally my mother preferred not to participate, and her choice was respected.
“In addition to hair salon and the usual facilities, the home boasts a cosy little bar which is a favourite with many of the residents and visitors alike. The entrance lounge is spacious, bright, modern, welcoming and comfortable, while upstairs, there is a brand new lounge which is, quite simply, stunning – sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows giving views across the grounds. The gardens themselves are extraordinary. In the original building there is a superb little flat which can be booked by visitors who need somewhere to stay. My mother’s room had an en suite washroom and loo, and the entire facility was bright, beautifully decorated, and comfortable. Views from the windows are almost all of gardens, large mature trees and the general peace and quiet of the rural setting. During the countless visits I made to the home during the four years my mother was in residence, I was never aware of any ambient noise of roads, traffic, or any other such disturbance. It is a truly peaceful setting.
“The move from one’s own home into a care home is often distressing, but I can say that Belvedere House provided my mother with the best possible care and comfort for the years she spent there, and that was after a search of all the others in the vicinity. I was able to place a telephone and fridge in her room and, indeed, any other home comforts she wanted. GPs make regular visits from their clinic a short way along Woodmansterne Lane, and duty nurses and carers are permanently on call. I have no hesitation in recommending the care home to anyone conducting their own search, just as I did.”Back to News