The Nursing Pub

So here goes. At the ends of their lives, my mother, mother-in-law and my first wife needed to be in care homes.

Isle Singers R Westwell

The ‘Isle Singers’, a small choir of ladies, sang to the patients in Aria Court Care Home in March Cambridgeshire on Thursday 6th July 2017.

Di Castle Care home article

 It is the first visit and they sit staring at me. I am here to read poetry.

Dementia R W

Rosemary Westwell

On Tuesday 20th June patients in Heron House, Aria Court Care Home, March, Cambridgeshire, had an unusual visitor.

 Sweet Pea Lodge Joy L

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The weeks and months rolled by, with the staff more than aware of the need to entertain their charges to keep up their morale. I’d be a liar if I said that it was easy…And then, just before Christmas, there were two more birthdays to celebrate.