Pam’s Already Part of the Family at Walstead Place
What made you choose Walstead. Who made the decision?
“My sons went to see other homes before deciding on Walstead. They felt that what is offered here and its lovely location, would be perfect for me – and they were right,” said Pam.
“The Home Manager came to my home and met with me and my son. This made me feel very special, that they would come and visit me personally and discuss my move into the care home”.
What was the moving in experience like?
For Pam, the move to Walstead was a very smooth transition and she settled in very quickly, making new friends almost immediately.
“The move was extremely easy. I feel at home at Walstead and am enjoying all aspects of life here” explained Pam. “I really like the balance of spending time with people, but also having the freedom to do as I please”.
How are you settling in at Walstead?
“One of the main reasons I chose Walstead was the full and varied activity program that is on offer – anything from baking and music therapy to poetry readings and carpet bowls.”
Pam has really involved herself in the home community, making friends and taking part in various activities, “I have made lots of good friends and really feel safe and well looked after here”.
The Walstead team place the resident at the centre of every decision and really do their utmost to make them feel part of a community, safe and well cared for at all times.
What advice would you give other care seekers and their families?
Pam is very positive about her move to a care home, her advice would be “embrace all that is on offer and make the most of the people and the fun that can be had being part of a wonderful community”.
“If you’re thinking of moving or staying in a care home, then go for it! You never know, it could be the best thing you have ever done”.