James & Edith’s story

James and Edith had been a devoted couple for many years, raising their daughters in the family home and enjoying life together to the fullest. However, as the years went by, Edith’s health began to decline. James was finding it difficult to care for his wife at home, even with regular help from their daughters. They had tried live-in carers, but found this option did not suit their needs. It was at this point that James and Edith decided to take a short-stay break at Abbeycrest.

We were very impressed when we visited the home, especially with the quality of life provided for the residents.
This is a friendly and clean care home. The staff are kind, caring and nothing is too much trouble. The location is lovely, with pretty views. Rooms are a good size, with plenty of room for visitors to sit comfortably.

James & Edith

The couple moved into a beautiful double room with a private area where they could relax in each other’s company. The home’s nursing team were able to provide Edith will all the daily support she needed, something that gave both Edith and James real peace of mind. James found the support from the staff team was beneficial for him too and the couple began to enjoy the regular activities taking place at Abbeycrest.

After only a short time, James and Edith began to consider Abbeycrest home. Rather than simply staying for a short-stay break, the family and care team started looking at how the couple could settle at the home.

When two adjoining rooms became available, James and Edith decided to take one as their bedroom with the other as a living room. Treasured family possessions were brought in to really create a home from home environment.

They now enjoy regular walks in Abbeycrest’s extensive gardens and are active participants in community life at the home. Most importantly, James and Edith are able to stay together, comfortable in the knowledge that their care needs are being met as a priority.