Staff and day guests at Lilian Faithfull Care have enjoyed reuniting since their day care hubs re-opened on 1 September. Both day hubs – ‘Secret Garden’ in Cheltenham and ‘Uplands’ in Stroud are happily back open Monday to Friday.
Guests are so pleased to be able to return and spend the day with other guests since it closed due to Covid19. Guests returning have really missed their weekly visits and all guests are now appreciating the care, companionship, various activities and freshly cooked food.
Lilian Faithfull Care offers flexible, individually tailored day care for older people in Gloucestershire, with an expertise in caring for those living with dementia. They are passionate about wanting to improve the quality of life for guests, promoting independence and giving respite and support to families and carers. This day care has been missed for many during lockdown, but they are back and open for visitors.
Below are a few heart-warming messages the care team have received from their guests and their families.
A few guests at Uplands day care hub have said,
“It’s just so nice to see people again”, “I’ve always liked coming to Uplands but it’s even better now”, “I use to live here, I have such fond memories, you don’t know what you’ve done for me”
Secret Garden day care hubs guests have said,
“It’s good to be back,” said Ian
Loretta, a day guest at Secret Garden hub wrote, “September 1st was a Red Letter Day for me. It was the day the Secret Garden Day Hub re-opened. The Secret Garden is a social gathering of like-minded people to enjoy each other’s company, take part in activities, such as quizzes, word games, fitness classes and occasionally outside entertainers. We always enjoy a good lunch together followed by a delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes. It is my lifeline. I love going there and I have missed it very much. The staff are all lovely and very helpful and caring. I would recommend it to anyone who lives alone and perhaps needs a day out to enjoy stimulating company and good food.”
Mrs Jean Bond, wife of day guest Edward wrote, “If you are wondering about the safety of a loved in day care, do not hesitate with Lilian Faithfull Care. He or she will be made most welcome and will be cared for most diligently during their stay. They will be encouraged to join in the activities, never left out and made to feel part of the community. I cannot speak too highly of the members of staff. Mu husband Edward has been attending for nearly two years now. He has Dementia that is gradually worsening but his care and attention by the staff has not diminished. The most important factor of all this is Edward goes off happily with Andy, the Driving Miss Daisy driver and returns back home happy. The fact that he doesn’t always remember what has happened during the day is not important. His happiness and well-being is what matters and that is why I am more than happy to send Edward to the hub. I receive from the care team a diary containing daily of events, what he’s eaten and how he has been. He is in the care of dedicated and caring people, namely his carers, who care for him so well and thoroughly to ensure his safety and well-being is paramount.”