"My mother-in-law has advanced dementia. In her previous care home, she had given up. She was lonely, she was confused, anxious and wanted to die. Her behaviour was labelled as 'challenging' and the staff found her difficult to deal with. We felt lost and utterly hopeless.
Then we found Harper Fields and the change for my mother in law has been profoundly positive. Harper Fields give her friendship, support and a quality of life we never thought possible. She goes swimming, on trips to the theatre and routinely trounces the other residents at skittles. She has made friends - with residents and carers - who genuinely seem to love her and like having her around. She is valued and cared for.
The atmosphere is warm and genuine. She may live her life in the moment, but that moment is generally a happy one. Now, when we say goodbye at the end of a visit, she doesn't cling to us and cry. She hugs us warmly, then turns around and goes back to have a cuppa with her friends."
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5