AFTER reading the article on Highborder Lodge in the January 18 issue I felt I had to write this letter to share my experiences regarding the home.

My elderly parents were welcomed into Highborder Lodge when they both became too infirm to care for themselves, (they used to call it ‘Their Hotel’).

They were both very happy there, they had plenty of company and made many new friends.

Eventually mum’s health deteriorated and she became very ill. The support, compassion and sympathy that the family received was very comforting, especially for dad. We were given full use of a room where we could rest, etc and also had complete access at all times to be on hand for support to both mum and dad. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

It is important to note that Highborder Lodge is a residential care home and not a nursing home, however although mum needed 24-hour nursing care they stepped into this role without question, in order to keep mum and dad together in her final days after seventy-one years of marriage.

The constant love and attention that was provided 24 hours a day in mum’s final months, left her with dignity and comfort in her dying moments.

This compassion was evident when many of the staff attended mum’s funeral as if she was part of their family.

I cannot speak highly enough about the management and staff at Highborder Lodge who are still providing love and care for my 92-year-old father in his final years.

Thank you, Highborder Lodge.

Kay Stephens

Daughter of a very happy resident