"You have helped me understand my mothers condition; in suggesting ways that I and my family can help my mother."
The meals and treats are
first class. Friends have commented that they feel
Ivor has improved since being with you.
Mum loves coming to The Ivy Club. She appreciates the care she receives, enjoys the friendly company and the fun she has there. It has made such a difference to her wellbeing and confidence and gives us peace of mind knowing that she’s having such a caring and stimulating time. Thank you so much, Mum says “They are so lovely at the Ivy”.
Sue & John
“There is a sense of fun and enjoyment as soon as you walk into the house”
I think the care that The Ivy House provides stands out because each client is treated as an important individual, rather than just ‘an old person with dementia’
“The Ivy House is comfortable, friendly and welcoming, like a family home with plenty of natural light.”
“There are different activities going on and encouragement to the clients to be involved”
My Dad has dementia and it is difficult to get a lot of feedback directly. But my observations show that he enjoys his time there, like a home from home.
My Father came to Ivy House for 3 months before he passed away in November. From the minute he was picked-up by Fred to the time he was returned home, we knew he had been well looked after and cared for. The staff at Ivy House are simply awesome and they understand the full range of challenges that dementia can pose. Also, Jane (the owner) holds monthly lunch sessions and support group sessions for family/carers. These are really helpful as they offer the opportunity to discuss with other carers the reality of living with a dementia sufferer and the realisation that we were not alone. My only regret is that we didn't know about Ivy House sooner Well done to all concerned. Best... Matt
It is a very difficult road to travel – to leave the care of a loved one to others but you have given me the strength to go down that road knowing John is well cared for.
Alan has been attending 2 sessions a week at The Ivy House since last April, when he was diagnosed as a dementia patient. There is always a warm welcome from the ‘girls’ when he arrives and he often comes home singing the popular songs that are a part of their afternoon programme. The break from caring has been of great benefit to me.