Staff at Belmont House Care & Nursing Home in Stocksbridge have received high praise from the family of a residents who have been delighted with the care and support their loved one has received. Ninety-four-year-old Millicent Darnill has been a resident at Belmont House for two years and before the Covid pandemic her son Jim was a regular visitor to the home and spent many hours with his mother experiencing the care provided first-hand. Jim explains;
“Before the lockdown I spent a lot of time in Belmont with my mother, playing cards and dominoes, singing along with the entertainers, sitting in on the chairobics exercises and encouraging my mother and the others to join in, and even sometimes leading the hymn singing when the vicar from Bolsterstone church visited to hold a service. I'd often take my guitar and sing a couple of songs for everybody to sing along with, and I've played at some of the fairs that have been put on, and dragged other musicians in to join me, all free of charge. So, I soon got to know everybody, staff and residents, and honestly, I think the care that your staff provide really is first rate!
Just as an aside I'd like to say that things like the fairs and especially the wonderful trips out in the minibus are a huge boost to the residents state of mind and wellbeing. There's a real excitement and a buzz in the air when everybody is getting into the minibus for a trip out somewhere. It's great just to be there and see the look on the residents faces! You can really see the pleasure they get from it.
I'm so pleased we picked Belmont House for my mother. There are other homes in the area, they're very highly regarded, and we hear wonderful things about them from friends who have relatives living there, but I'm convinced your staff at Belmont House place it above all the others. It really is a loving, caring, family environment and it's just so comforting to know that my mother is receiving such excellent care.”