15 MAR 2013

Dr Dan meets residents and staff at Lehmann House care home in Wickham Market

Dr Dan at Lehmann House with Manager Marie Turner and staffDan was delighted to visit Lehmann House care home last week to meet with residents and staff. Lehmann House is based in Wickham Market and the experienced team, led by manager Marie Turner, offer specialist support and care for older people, many of whom have conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

After being introduced to the residents, Dan was very pleased to see so many familiar faces from his last visit and was extremely impressed at the real pride that Marie and her staff take in providing residents with the dignity and compassion they deserve as well as the extra support that is provided to those residents (and their families) when they come to the end of their lives. He was particularly struck by the large number of thank you letters on display from families with residents who have stayed at Lehmann House, which demonstrates the high quality of care that is given to everyone there.

One of the biggest healthcare challenges facing Suffolk is how to better look after and properly support our growing older population. Care homes like Lehmann House have a vital role to play in providing the type of locally grounded, personalised care that enables older people to live as independently as possible. Dan would like to thank all of the dedicated staff at Lehmann House for the work and care they provide for their residents and looks forward to visiting again to open the summer fete in July.

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