Primarily from a business background, with a Doctorate in Psychology, John Sperry was instrumental in first admitting people with dementia to Lynhales.
In 2008, plans were developed to extend Lynhales by building what would become The John Sperry Memorial Unit – our dedicated Dementia Care facility – which now provides nursing care for 20 elderly residents with dementia.
Registered with the Care Quality Commission, the Unit is equipped with the most progressive, state of the art facilities and includes:
Designed and furnished specifically for people with dementia, Lynhales now also funds and supports a specialist dementia lead nurse.
The Unit embraces John Sperry’s belief in the importance of allowing late stage dementia patients to be themselves and to express their personalities, free of sedation. We also subscribe to Tom Kitwood’s ‘tapestry of life’ theory of a psychological approach to person-centred care; a practice that creates a positive and enriching social environment, enhancing the quality of life for everyone involved.
“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”—
“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 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.”—
"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.”—
“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."—
"... 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."—
“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.—
“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.”—