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Independence and Dignity at an RMBI Home

Wednesday, 01 September 2010
An RMBI Home delivers care in a way that promotes independence and the dignity of the individual. Furthermore, the RMBI is committed to ensuring that you get the most out of life while living at any one of its homes. Here Richard Atkinson, resident at RMBI care home Shannon Court in Surrey, shares his story.
     ‘My wife and I are both eighty-five years old and have been living at Shannon Court for the past two years. Although we have various ailments we are both mobile and can read, write and hear. Our home is well suited for its purpose and stands in extensive grounds with a woodland walk which we enjoy from time to time.
     ‘Our physical care needs are well catered for by loyal, hardworking and qualified carers, attending GPs, medical specialists and a chiropodist. In addition, we feel that our intellectual and social needs are not forgotten as there is a full programme of activities organised every month. As avid readers we make the most of the well-stocked library and the computer suite with its access to the internet.
     ‘When we get a chance we enjoy a drink at the bar in the home and use the small shop to stock up on our toiletries. We also have our own hairdressing salon at the home which is a bonus for my wife, who still enjoys treating herself to haircuts and pampering from the professional staff.
     ‘Our move to Shannon Court was seamlessly completed and gives us peace of mind ensured by the RMBI guarantee of lifetime care. We recently celebrated our diamond wedding anniversary at the home where the staff arranged a party for us.
     We were so pleased by the kind gesture that we will always remember this day as a special day in our lives.
     ‘There is a good relationship between staff and residents and the home really has a happy atmosphere – truly a home from home.’
     If you would like more information about RMBI services and its homes please visit www.rmbi.org.uk

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