Sep 2010 by Mrs J L W (Relative of Resident)
My mother has been a resident there for 6 years and a happier woman I have yet to meet.
She suffers from vascular dementia so she cannot communicate at all, but she recognises people and whenever any of the staff pass by and speak to her she just beams!
All the staff are so caring kind patient and conscientious in their work - even the cleaner takes time to say hello to everyone. I pop in at all hours and have always been made to feel very welcome - usually with a cup of tea.
From my side of things, having Mum in Abbeyfield and so well cared for and happy has taken a massive weight from my shoulders, as I have a close relationship with mum and frankly was terrified of not finding the right place for mum to spend the last years of her life - but I certainly did find the right one and thank God every day for it.
I hope my daughter puts me somewhere like Abbeyfield, if the need ever arose. I always joke that I am going to book a place in advance. But deep down I really would like to find myself in a lovely place like Abbeyfield. It is not pretentious with amazing interiors etc, it is homely clean, warm, an altogether wonderful atmosphere, which makes visiting Mum a joy.
I hope that families of other residents in Abbeyfield- Bramhall will write to nominate them as the best care home because, frankly, it is the best.