Development’s helping hand
when Margaret Hewitt found walking to her local shops and cooking for herself a struggle, she knew where to turn – McCarthy & Stone’s Townsend Court development in Rushden, which offers Assisted Living.
Having lived at a McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development for the past five and a half years, margaret knew she’d be happy at Townsend Court, which bridges the gap between conventional retirement developments and residential care.
Margaret, 88, said: “while I very much enjoyed living at Forge Court, I was tired of cooking for myself and needed more help with day-to-day tasks.
“Moving to another McCarthy & Stone development was the logical solution as I knew what to expect.
“It is a great comfort to have so many people around to help me as I get older and to be nearer to my daughter, Valerie, and the family. It is also wonderful to have company over lunch and, of course, not to have to do the washing up!”
Her daughter, Valerie Garlick, also has peace of mind, as she explained: “when she saw an advert for Townsend Court, we decided to go and have a look at what was available.
“We were really impressed with the whole set up and mum was thrilled that she would be able to move to another McCarthy & Stone development, as the service she had received was brilliant.
“Not only would mum be able to maintain ownership of a property and her independence – two things that were very important to her – she would also be able to benefit from a number of additional support services and features, should she require them.”
Services offered include 24-hour emergency call points, residents’ lounge, guest suite, laundry room, an estate manager, 24-hour on-site staff, a waitress service restaurant, offering a midday meal, personal care services by arrangement and one hour of domestic assistance each week, if required.
The apartments benefit from a level access shower, in addition to a bath, and the fitted kitchen includes an electrically operated window,.
For further information about Townsend Court, please call 01933 356 945. Alternatively, pop into the sales office, from 10.30am to 5pm, or visit www. mccarthyandstone.co.uk