"Exercises would be a good benefit at Morris Court"
About: Ayrshire Central Hospital / Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre Ayrshire Central Hospital Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre KA12 8SS Hanover Care at Home / Housing Support Service - Dalry Hanover Care at Home / Housing Support Service - Dalry Dalry KA24 5FB
Posted by mrrs1 (as ),
I left my own home two years ago and moved to Morris Court. I didn’t want to leave my own home but now I feel lucky to be where I am. There is always a member of staff on the premises so that makes me feel safe. A support worker is always on duty. If something goes wrong then immediate action is taken. I don’t think there could be anywhere better for me to live.
The carers come in the morning and at night. The carers help people at mealtimes that can’t eat by themselves and they take food up to people that can’t come to the dining area. It’s a good service, the girls are nice but it can be a bit rushed. It would benefit from more staff.
There is a communal area but it doesn’t get used much. I think it would be a good idea to have some exercise sessions for the residents in this area. I went to a six week falls prevention program at the Douglas Grant centre and found it really helpful. My doctor referred me as I was at risk of falling. I did a lot of physio exercises, I worked really hard and it really built my strength. We were also given nutritional information from nurses. At Morris Court I see lots of people dragging their feet when they walk and really bent over their walking frames, looking quite unsafe. I think there could be good benefit from exercises.