A Worcester care home is celebrating after winning a national accolade.
Home manager at Care UK’s Perry Manor, Katherine Matthews, has been named the Best Dementia Care Manager at the National Dementia Care awards.
Rewarding the very best people who work in the hugely important field of dementia care, the National Dementia Care Awards aim to recognise those who have demonstrated excellence within their field of work.
Katherine joined Perry Manor, on Charles Hastings Way, as home manager in 2017, and has 23 years of experience working in care. Always going the extra mile to look after people, Katherine ensures support is available for everyone, from residents to team members and relatives.
Perry Manor’s exceptional approach to care is inspired by Katherine, who encourages every member of the home’s team to holistically care for each resident. Team members are empowered and expected to take time out from their tasks to understand and address the wellbeing of the whole person – their physical, emotional, social and mental health needs.
The whole team at Perry Manor adopt a person-centred approach, advocate activity based care and provide a range of ways in which residents can lead their lives as independently as possible, as well as ensuring personal wellbeing.
Katherine said: “I’m thrilled to have won Best Dementia Care Manager! It’s an honour to be recognised in the national awards – and it was incredibly exciting to accept my award on stage in front of many colleagues and friends.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Perry Manor for all of their hard work. I’m incredibly proud of the wonderful environment we have created for older people in Worcester, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support and dedication of our fantastic team.”
Daniel Turner Naylor, regional director at Care UK, said: “I’m delighted for Katherine, and the fantastic team she leads at Perry Manor. She thoroughly deserved to be recognised in these national awards, the energy and passion she shows in everything she does ensures residents receive the best possible care, while leading active and fulfilled lives. Well done Katherine!”
Perry Manor, which has been rated as Outstanding by CQC inspectors, is a state-of-the-art Care UK home, which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, coffee shop and hair salon, with plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.
To find out more about Perry Manor care home, call 01905 886 715 or email James Wright, customer relations manager, at email@example.com
For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/perry-manor