Muriel, 83: 'After a while in hospital with coronavirus, I wanted to come back to my care home'

A heartwarming story from a Jewish Care resident


Muriel Abrahams, 83, is among 20 Jewish Care residents diagnosed with coronavirus who have been discharged from hospital. She is doing well at the charity’s Anita Dorfman House in Stanmore.

“I’m getting on, thank God,” she said. “I was in hospital for about two weeks and after a while I wanted to come back to the home.

“You’ve got to keep your spirits up. I’ve had a wonderful life and I’m in touch with family and friends every day. I’ve got a son, three grandchildren and a daughter-in-law in America, friends from where I used to live and friends here at the home.”

Her nephew, Melvin Share, thanked staff for being “marvellous to my aunt —they are lifesavers”.

As the JC has reported, 10 Anita Dorfman House residents have died from coronavirus.

But the registered manager, Elizabeth Mandeya, said a positive had been the recovery of others.

“Our residents are like our family. We know each other so well. You go through so many emotions as a manager at a time like this.

“The staff have been amazing, coming in despite the risks to themselves and their families.

“They have been working hard and we carry on with our jobs of caring for our residents. It is calm and more settled in our home.”

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