Joan has had dementia for some years and, despite the devotion of her loving husband, had to be admitted to a residential home, where she could receive the specialist care she needed. However, the home she was admitted to was unable to meet her needs and Joan’s health and morale began to deteriorate rapidly. Her family were deeply concerned and decided to take immediate action to relocate Joan to the Magna Care Centre.
When she first arrived at Magna, Joan was very unwell and an assessment of her health suggested she was in the last days of her life. Staff were told by doctors that there was little they could do to help Joan recover, and she should stop taking her medication. At this distressing time, everyone at the home did their best to care for both Joan and her family.
A special room was made up for Joan to ensure she had a comfortable environment and staff ensured she was given small drinks every 30 minutes. It was at this crucial time that Joan’s health began to improve. With nurses at the home watching her progress carefully, she began to take longer drinks and was able to eat small amounts.
With the continued attention required to nurture these improvements, Joan became more responsive and began to make what turned into a remarkable recovery. As she regained her strength, she began to walk and returned to the medication she was previously taking.
Spending time with her family and watching the musicals she has always loved, Joan now enjoys her life through the activities she has always cherished. Her husband is delighted to have his wife back.
Joan’s story is just one example of the dedicated care and support the team at Magna Care Centre provides every day. If you would like to learn more about the variety of care provision available at the Magna, please call our Home Manager on 0808 223 5541 or click here to send an email.