We love supporting residents to stay connected with their loved ones.
Val has been a part of the Alexandra Gardens’ family since her Mother became a resident in 2017. Not long after she passed away, Val’s husband, Daryl, moved to this community requiring specialist dementia support. A frequent visitor for six years, Val also volunteers now.
What do you think makes Alexandra Gardens so special?
It’s a lovely, welcoming community and the staff are just beautiful. I love them all! They are responsive, they communicate with me and keep me updated, but most importantly, they are all so kind.
What do you like to do when you visit?
Sometimes we sit in Daryl’s private suite and talk, or we walk around the garden. I join him on the bus outings around the local area, or I take him out for drives in my car. Every Thursday, we have an alfresco lunch date in the garden with a glass of wine. It’s a lovely tradition for us and the staff are so accommodating.
Do you think Daryl feels at home at Alexandra Gardens?
He really does. The specialist dementia care he receives is excellent and the compassion and respect he’s shown is amazing. He is in the best hands – this community is a step above. From the way the Manager Sandra is so approachable, to how the Lifestyle Team incorporates dementia-specific activities, and how well he is cared for by the Nurses and Carers – I can’t fault it.