"Granddad in the Clouds" Sarah Jacob - In Their Shoes
My personal experience with the Alzheimer’s journey is one that I truly thought I was prepared and equipped for.
I have been provided with rigorous training during my student nursing programme and career, and I also experienced first-hand the challenges residents and their loved ones endure during the unpredictable and sad journey.
In April 2016 my father in law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Considering all of my experience and training, I was not prepared for the feeling of utter helplessness, I felt lost.
I knew very well how he would deteriorate, and the psychological and physiological symptoms that would prevail.
However, the man I knew was gone, the gentle giant with kind eyes and silly songs was lost.
That devastated me, and no amount of text books and training prepared me for this. What I can say is that through this journey my father in law did not seem to suffer, and that was a welcomed relief.
I would like to think that until the end he knew he was loved, and he is now fondly and lovingly referred to as Granddad in the clouds.Back to News
Choosing the right home
Choosing which residential care home is best suited for your loved one is something that demands careful thought.
One of the ways Morris Care help is by offering trial stays, which aim to give peace of mind and allow you to experience our care first hand. During the trial stay you are able to come and visit the home whenever you like to ensure that your loved one is comfortable and happy and importantly, being cared for just how you would like.
Children’s choir gives moving performance at Isle Court nursing home
A children’s choir delighted and entertained residents at Isle Court nursing home last week with songs from the past.
The pupils from Bicton CE Primary School stirred the memories and had the audience singing and clapping along.
“I’m doing it for her legacy” Sue Toothill – In Their Shoes
As part of Alzheimer's Awareness month, we are profiling our staff as we take a walk 'in their shoes'.
Up next is Sue Toothill, Social Life Coordinator at Radbrook nursing home, who talks about how her personal experience with her mother-in-law reinforced her decision to move into a caring role.