Jean's loving life at Dormy House
What made you choose Dormy House. Who made the decision?
“I chose Dormy House after some extensive research and finding out about the reputation the home has and the fantastic respite care they offered,” said Jean.
“I came for respite care here several times and made the decision to live here permanently as I knew my family were happy with me making the decisions. If they’re happy then so I am I.
“Even though I loved my own house, deep down I knew I had to leave it because of my failing health. The decision to move was made as a family and we talked things through, this was an extremely emotional time for everyone involved and the view from the family was that if I was happy to make the move then they would support me. After all they only live around the corner so I can see them regularly.”
At Dormy House residents can have as much independence as they want to, with individuals helping choose how to run the Home and if they prefer dinner in front of the TV, or even dusting their own room, we’ll make it happen. Just as putting their own stamp on their bedroom, we’ll help them to personalise it with the things they love.
What was the moving in experience like?
For Jean and her family the moving in experience went like clockwork and the team who helped them on the day were friendly and welcoming.
“The moving experience was really easy, especially as I had the full support of my family. To be honest there was an initial worry of what life would be like, the thought of moving into a care home can be daunting,” explained Jean.
“However, I knew what life was like at Dormy House after my respite stays and, after talking to my sons, they reassured me and I was excited to come.
“The actual move was really easy the staff are really friendly and welcoming. It never crossed my mind to look back and think what I had left behind, I was too busy looking at all the things there were to come.”
How are you settling in at Dormy House?
“Life here in Dormy House is very pleasant, there’s a great choice of food for breakfast/lunch and my day can be made up of taking part in various activities or not depending on my mood,” said Jean.
“If I want my own personal time then I am free to do as I please and if necessary I know my needs will be taken care of. The freedom and privacy I have within the Home is important to me for retaining my personality.”
The wonderful surroundings at Dormy House are matched by the standard of care our team brings to every resident. Our teams love learning as much as possible about the people being cared for, so every resident’s time is tailored to their individual needs, interests and preferences. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, to how they like their tea, and everything in between.
What advice would you give other care seekers and their families?
Jean is loving her new life at Dormy House and would advise anyone thinking of moving into care to give it try, perhaps with a respite stay first.
Jean explained she feels safe and loved at Dormy House and her family are happy that she is well cared for and her needs are being met.
She said, “If you feel safe and wanted in a Home and your family feel happy that you are safe, then that should be the place you should go!”