If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related illness, you will know that the disease not only affects the patients – you may also be left feeling isolated or overwhelmed and be struggling to cope.
We believe that your involvement in your loved one’s care is necessary and valuable. So we have developed several services with the families and friends of our residents in mind.Our Family & Friends Support Group meets monthly at Lynhales.
The sessions are free, confidential and open to all. It is an opportunity to find answers to often difficult questions by sharing feelings, concerns and information, so you can learn from one another’s experiences and gain emotional support from others who are in a similar situation to yourself.Our nurses, social workers and occasional guest speakers will also present the latest information on treatments and other relevant topics.For instance, you may feel guilty about moving your loved one to a home and wonder if you have made the right decision. Such doubts are common – people often tell us they feel they have let their loved ones down, or that they think they should have coped for longer.
The Support Group may be able to offer you the reassurance you are looking for in considering whether your loved one will be safer and more comfortable in specialist care.
“We can’t find enough words to thank you all for everything that you did for Dad. To say it is greatly appreciated is a massive understatement and we hope that you know that we appreciated every gesture.”—
"... a big thank you to everyone to show how very grateful we are for the love and care shown to Dad in his last few years here at Lynhales. We could not be more grateful and pleased with how he was cared for."—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it. Whenever I have visited Lynhales—
Dear Sister Dora and all the staff. Please would you accept our thanks for all the care and attention you so warmly gave to my Mother in the last few months of her life whilst in your lovely Home and this is more.—
“We are very pleased with the care that Dad receives at Lynhales – we feel he could not be in a better place. We know he is well cared for and, above all, safe."—
“I wanted you to know how much I appreciated the Support Group Meeting on Saturday. It was very well attended and I met a number of new family members, all of whom seemed to take a great deal from the experience.—
“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”—
"We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to take care of Mum. She always looked lovely and seemed content in her world. We couldn't have asked for more. Please pass on our thanks to the team.”—
“Just a short note to thank you all for taking care of T---- with such kindness and compassion during his final weeks, and also for the welcome we always received when visiting.”—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it."—
"I would like to thank you all for your kindness and cheerfulness, and for looking after both my Mother and her visitors so well. It was really like a home from home."—