Calling Hampton House, Home
Resident of Abbeyfield Hampton House Independent Living apartments, John, tells his story of how he came to call Abbeyfield Hampton House, home.
Resident of Abbeyfield Hampton House Independent Living apartments, John, was more than a little startled when an email popped into his inbox inviting him to view an apartment at nearby Hampton House. It had been just a few weeks since his beloved wife of 49 years had died, and so he was certainly not looking to move from the family home, where he had lived for 30 years.
A gut feeling encouraged john to go and have a look at the apartment, “I had a nagging feeling that I should at least go and take a look, much to the dismay of my kids.” Said John. “I duly went along with two of my daughters, met the manager and was shown around.
“To say we were gobsmacked is an understatement – we loved it. It was even better when Nicola (who is still the manager today) explained to us the kind of support that was on offer through the care team. In addition there would be optional social activities held in the lounge and all meals provided. I think both me and my daughters instinctively knew this was the right place for me.
“I moved into Hampton House on 18th February 2019 and have loved it ever since. The location is brilliant, being only a 15 minute walk from Solihull Town Centre and to be honest, I have to keep ‘pinching myself’ to actually believe I am really living in such a beautiful place. It’s so good to be able to put my head on my pillow at night and feel totally safe. The staff are truly brilliant and my family have total peace of mind that I am well cared for, well fed and as happy as one could wish to be.
“Hampton House gets a five star rating from me and I did not get paid to say that. Mind you, I might just merit a little extra custard on my apple pie!"
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