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Care given to my mother was great
7:00am Thursday 14th February 2013 in Letters
CARE of the elderly, and care homes in particular, have come in for some very unfavourable press over recent years.
We have become accustomed to horrific stories regularly aired by the media.
It was with these thoughts uppermost in our minds that my sister and I came to the conclusion that we could no longer provide the care my mother required and she would have to go into a nursing home.
How nice it is to report that our concerns were quickly assuaged.
My late mother spent almost 18 months at Stratford Court Residential Care Home in Salisbury, where the staff provided professional care in a devoted and respectful way.
Suffering from severe dementia, the last few months of my mother’s life were never easy, but were certainly made that much easier to bear by the care she received.
Longer life expectancy can only bring an increased burden from the elderly suffering from dementia.
If the care my mother received is an indication of the general standard available, then we can take comfort that a lot is still right within the care industry.
PETER ANNETTS, Wylye