Trusted to care in Milltimber - Aberdeen, Scotland
Managers, carers, nurses, chefs, maintenance people, administrators and housekeepers – it takes a large team of dedicated, hardworking people to keep our Aberdeen care home running smoothly. Explore these pages to learn more about our supportive team.
I’m an experienced nurse, and I joined Care UK in 2012.
Having worked my way up the ranks, I know how important it is to share knowledge and information with the team, and the need to be open and honest. Everyone has great ideas and should be listened to, so that’s what I always aim to do.
I love working with residents and making them laugh. Every person we care for is special and I’m proud to be helping them to enjoy a great quality of life. Every day is busy and brings different challenges, but we work well as a team at Tor-Na-Dee, and it’s a happy care home. It’s a great place to work – I enjoy my job and helping the team to deliver great care to residents and their families.
When I heard that Care UK was a good company to work for, that the team at Tor-Na-Dee were very friendly and dedicated, and the home was run to a very high standard, I knew it was the place for me!
I used to work as a Pharmacist, so this is quite a change for me, but I’m glad to have made the switch. My favourite part of the day is when we are doing an activity and everyone is having a great time. It makes me feel very happy. Seeing residents laughing and smiling makes my day.
My interests outside of work include spending time with my family, walking in the Highlands, going to movies, travelling and seeing my friends.
Having previously worked as a Carer since 2017 with Care UK, taking up the role as a Lifestyle Coordinator at Tor-Na-Dee was a natural transition for me.
I like being in an environment where I can care and interact with the elderly. In this role it is important that I get to know and understand each resident’s needs and capabilities – only by doing so, I am able to create fun, engaging and safe activities for everyone. It is so fulfilling to see the smiles on residents’ faces, especially when they truly enjoy the activities, be it singing or dancing!
When I am not with my Tor-Na-Dee family, I enjoy spending time with my own large family and catch up with my friends over relaxing meals. To unwind, I also have a little puppy that I go out for long walks with.
I have worked in a care sector before and I have experience in caring for individuals with mental disabilities.
As a Lifestyle Coordinator at Tor-Na-Dee I take the time to listen and understand each resident’s personality, like and dislikes and their physical capabilities. My favourite activity with the residents is art and crafts – it is a humbling feeling to know that I am able to support them and create memories with them.
In my free time, I look forward to playing volleyball games and have long walks with my friends.
Before joining Care UK, I worked as a Business Travel Consultant and a Playleader at a local playgroup.
I have completed courses in Fire and Safety, Dementia awareness and First Aid. I decided to join the Tor Na Dee care home as a Lifestyle Coordinator after I saw how happy my grandmother was there and how much she has flourished at the care home. It was lovely to see how much the residents enjoyed the activities at the care home. When I saw the Lifestyle Coordinator job advertisement, I jumped at the chance to apply, and I am very happy and proud to be a part of the Tor Na Dee family now.
As a Lifestyle Coordinator, I am passionate in creating fun and safe activities for all residents. It is equally important that every resident’s needs and abilities are considered. I love spending time with the residents and taking them out for day trips – I make sure that everyone is looked after and have a good time on their days out. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy swimming and go for lovely walks in my nearby parks with my little son.
I started my career with Care UK in 2019 and I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey with this great organisation.
I have worked as a Pharmacist before and I hold an Honours degree in Pharmacy. Working as a Lifestyle Coordinator at Tor-Na-Dee, I always try to create open and positive communication between myself and the residents. I want them to know that I understand what their needs are, what motivates them and what they are physically capable of. My favourite part of the day is when I know that the residents are truly happy after participating in the activities and how the smiles on their faces linger throughout the day!
As a way to unwind, I enjoy catching up with my family and friends. I adore exploring the Highlands and taking long walks. I am also a movie buff – I often go to my local cinema to watch the latest movies and of course enjoying a big bag of popcorn!
I’ve worked for Care UK since 2011 – getting this role was definitely a career highlight as I hadn’t been a head chef before.
Doing this role has been great for helping me to develop my leadership skills. I’ve also learnt about care home catering, which is a very specific part of the catering sector as you’re supporting people who have very in-depth nutritional and physical requirements.
I love getting into the home first thing in the morning and planning the day ahead, making sure everything is in place. While you never know what each day will bring, it’s good to have a plan.
I never tire of cooking for the residents and getting to know them. Everyone is different and has varied needs and tastes. My team knows each person’s individual preferences and requirements, and we cater for them.
I joined Tor-Na-Dee in 2018.
I’ve had quite a varied background: I’ve worked in administration, customer service, sales and accountancy. I joined Care UK as a care assistant before becoming business administrator.
Every day is different at Tor-Na-Dee. In this role it helps to be a multitasker. It’s also important to be able to keep up in what can be a very busy environment. Being positive, kind and caring is important.
One of the best parts of my role is being able to chat to, and get to know, residents and relatives. I do a lot of showrounds, which I enjoy, and I relish showcasing our wonderful care home and team to visitors and prospective residents.
Away from work, I like to keep active: going to the gym, playing tennis or running after work. I also like going out with my family and discovering new places.
I joined Care UK and Tor-Na-Dee in 2018.
I was in a similar role for another care provider, and I was keen to have a change and a new challenge. It’s been great to make new friends and get to know the residents and their families, and find ways I can help them. Everyone’s very sociable and friendly here – colleagues and residents. There’s a strong family atmosphere, so everyone settles in very quickly.
There’s always plenty to do in my role, including regular checks, painting and decorating and health and safety paperwork. It’s helpful to have a range of practical and communication skills. I find the morning is a good time to get going with tasks: I can get a lot done before the home gets busy.
I love the outdoors, so whenever I have time to myself I’m out hill walking or mountain biking. I also go skiing whenever I can.
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.