My experience of care home quite different

Leahyrst Care Home, Upperthorpe, is facing a CQC investigation. Picture: Andrew Roe
Leahyrst Care Home, Upperthorpe, is facing a CQC investigation. Picture: Andrew Roe
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I’ve just seen your article about the investigation into the standard of care at Leahyrst Care Home.

My mother was, in her 90s, a resident in Leahyrst.

She refusedto become a burden to her family, and despite me giving up my job to care for her at my house, she was persuaded to go into respite care for a month and remained there for more than eight years. She was happy and well looked after.

Familyand friends were encouraged to visit regularly, even being invited to accompany residents for hospital appointments.

They used to go on outings, including Cleethorpes where she rode on the big wheel and a canal trip.

She even had a tram ride to Meadowhall for a fish and chip lunch.

They had garden parties and Christmas concerts, where all family members, including children, were made very welcome.

As she neared the end of her life, her care was exceptional, the staff even obtained a hospital-type reclining bed.

Everyone was kind and caring, so I find the article very upsetting and completely out of character with my experience of Leahyrst.

Once again many thanks for all your help and care given to mum.

Nancy Frost