Coming Into A Care Home Can Be A Nerve-Wracking Experience – Especially During A Pandemic. This Is Marion’s Story.

Before coming into a care home, Marion was lonely and felt out of touch with the rest of the world other than her close family members. This feeling of loneliness only got worst when during the Coronavirus pandemic when the country went into lockdown.

Wanting a change, Marion decided to go into a care home. After researching care homes that offer respite and residential care, she chose to come to Lakeside Care Home.


Coming into a care home can be a nerve-wracking experience, even more so in the midst of a pandemic. Leaving her home and coming to a new environment did make Marion feel nervous, but she was a trooper. The moment Marion came through our doors, she felt like part of the Lakeside family.

Within a couple of weeks, Marion had settled nicely and has made friends with the Lakeside staff and other residents. Her days were spent chatting with friends over mealtimes an in the lounges, and taking part in activities run by our Activities Coordinator, Ash.

Baking, painting and partying – Marion has made the most out of her time with us and we love having her as part of our Lakeside family. We hope you enjoy listening to her story.


Marion’s story shows that you don’t have to be lonely. There is always people out there to help – especially at one of our care homes. If you are lonely and looking for support, we’re here to give you a helping hand. Whether for a short while or a long-term basis.

Call our Lakeside team on 01257 422 931