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The dedicated and experienced team at Lennox House will provide your loved one with care that’s completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.
I am a qualified General Nurse, and came to the UK after training in Romania.
I chose to work with Care UK as they offer outstanding training, a variety of career pathways, and a friendly, supportive environment, regardless of the role you select.
The desire to help and to actively get involved in the treatment of the patients gives me great fulfilment.
I am now pursuing a degree in Health and Care Management, and I believe that a job in care management is one of the most gratifying careers available.
As a Deputy Manager, you must be trustworthy, communicative and able to complete a variety of jobs and responsibilities, including acting as manager when needed. I assist the management with making crucial decisions, attend meetings, hire and train new employees, evaluate business performance, prepare reports, and coordinate across many different departments, which demands excellent leadership abilities.
My emphasis is the success of the team and ensuring that everyone meets the objectives.
What motivates me is the knowledge that my hard work and determination will lead to greater professional achievement. Respect, compassion, and dignity are key principles in my opinion, and I am accountable for ensuring good practice in person-centered care as well as guiding and supporting this approach in the employees I supervise.
In my previous job as a pharmacy dispenser, I had many elderly customers whom I served day in and day out.
I always enjoyed a good chit-chat and listening to the wonderful stories they had to tell as well as serving them and sorting out any problems. I knew I had to be somewhere where I could be myself and be able to serve our elderly.
I joined Lennox House and Care Uk in March 2019 as a Health Care Assistant. I got to know all the residents and bonded really well both with the residents and the team. I took on the Lifestyle Lead role in September 2022 when it was offered to me. I was able to create new and exciting activities for residents so they can enjoy a meaningful lifestyle. I am able to recognize that activity and exercise plays a huge role in the physical and mental well-being of residents.
I enjoy coming into work and seeing residents every day, being able to fulfill their wishes by creating exciting activities, watching the residents smile, laugh and simply a hug makes my day.
Being able to lead and create a warm atmosphere has been a big step for me. I am also proud that I have made positive changes to the lifestyle department and have been lauded by both colleagues and external individuals.
I proud of my role as I am able to be really close to the residents and their families and I am able to create tailored activity plans as well as organising events.
The most important part of my role is creating a stimulating environment for residents- ensuring that their happiness and needs are at the forefront of our home.
My area of interest is in dementia care and I am currently studying for an MSc in Dementia at Hull University.
I wanted to work with people living with dementia whilst studying.
I have a personal interest in helping those living with dementia, having nursed my father, who had Lewy Body Dementia, for about five years.
Working in the lifestyle team requires patience and an interest in a solutions-based approach to care. If something doesn’t work for, or interest a resident, then we need to adapt and try a different approach or activity.
I consider encouraging other members of the care team to work with a person-centered approach one of the most important parts of my role.
I am passionate about my role as Dementia Care Coach and was delighted when one of the evaluations from my training sessions said that I had changed a carers whole perspective on how to take care of someone with dementia.
I think I’ve got the best job in the world, as I get to make residents’ lives better each day.
I joined Lennox House following another Head Chef role.
It is a role which requires good organisation, good team-leading skills, as well as solid knowledge of food hygiene. Working within a care home setting also requires additional skills such as knowledge of modified textured food.
I am proud to have received multiple Chef of the Year awards throughout my career. I am also always proud to see people thriving around me. Seeing the benefits of my leadership applied and carried over by the people I am working with is an honor.
Outside of work, I am passionate about plants and botany and enjoy traveling as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family.
The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.
Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.
From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.
All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes.
Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.