Staying Close to Home

Mary Jones from Bath moved to McCarthy Stone’s Lambrook Court development just down the road from her old home.

When Mary had a fall at home, her daughters Julie and Tracey wanted to ensure their mum could maintain her independence in safe surroundings – in a community of like-minded retirees, where bespoke support and care was available when needed. 

This was set to be more than just a downsizing move – they were looking for a sense of reassurance for all the family.

She visited Lambrook Court in Bath to meet the team and see what life would be like at the Retirement Living Plus development on Gloucester Road.

Since moving into her new Retirement Living Plus apartment, Mary couldn’t be happier: “My daughter, Julie, lives in Bath and it was important for me to stay close to her. It was a big move, but I am enjoying living at Lambrook Court.

“There is a great community and plenty of different activities to get involved in, such as coffee mornings in the social lounge, film nights on a Friday and even exercise classes - there’s always something to join in with. I really like that, by having your own apartment, you can choose when you want to spend time with others and be part of activities – and when you want time to yourself.

“All of the staff at Lambrook Court are marvellous, I really couldn’t fault them. Our House Manager is very helpful, kind and I know she is available to help me if I ever need it. It’s very friendly and has a nice atmosphere. I certainly feel well looked after.”

Mary no longer fancies cooking every day so the on-site bistro is perfect for her dining in style without lifting a finger.

“There are several of us who dine at the bistro every day,” Mary explained. “This is great as there is always someone to sit and eat with and we’ve got to know each other well.”

Mary wanted to be close to her oldest daughter Julie, she explained:

“Life has changed for Mum since she joined the community at Lambrook Court. She has become much more independent and has noticeably gained in confidence, which is fantastic. There is someone on site round the clock, which gives me peace-of-mind that she is in a safe environment.”

Retirement Living Plus is perfect for those who want to enjoy an independent lifestyle, while also having access to domestic support and assistance packages should they require a helping hand – either now or in the future.

As well as removing the day-to-day stresses of looking after a home, this option also gives families reassurance that their loved ones are in a safe and vibrant community.