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I started my career as a travel agent when I left school. I was first introduced to the care industry through personal circumstances when my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. This experience gave me insight into the care industry and what is required in a caring role and environment, particularly when dealing with vulnerable people in often very difficult and distressing circumstances. Following this personal experience and after the birth of my daughter, I decided to change my career. This was from a successful management role within the travel industry to a career within care.
I have never doubted this decision and I have since continued to develop my career in the care industry and in my nursing education and career through experience and training. Importantly in a caring and nursing role, I have formed professional, though sensitive and understanding working relationships.
I have had a varied career in the care and nursing industry. I started as a carer and soon progressed to a senior care position. Following my nursing degree, I spent several years as a community nurse. I have now developed into a nursing home manager and have been doing so since 2017.
As the general manager of Baycroft, I want to ensure that all our residents are impeccably respected and cared for to the highest of standards. The role of a carer and a nurse must come from the heart as this is not just a job, but a vocation and this in turn will benefit and enrich the lives of the people that matter, our residents. I also want our residents to have a voice and to be heard. Therefore, I encourage residents to come and see me with views and ideas on how we can continuously strive to improve. My door is always open.
We understand how important a beautifully designed living space is to your happiness. The décor of our home is therefore finished to a high standard, with every detail carefully considered for your comfort and individual needs.
The ground and first floors consist of 60 rooms, comprising of eight Suites, 30 Premium Deluxe rooms and 22 Premium rooms. All rooms come fully equipped with a wet room-style en suite bathroom and all ground floor rooms have their own beautifully designed outdoor space.
Take a look around key areas of our home in the below virtual tour
This includes a cinema, library, hair salon, treatment room and gym as well as access to beautiful landscaped gardens. Alongside these facilities, you can enjoy refreshments in our stylish café or relax in our comfortable lounges with outdoor terraces.
We recognise the importance of nourishing, nutritious and delicious food. Our experienced catering staff will be using a range of fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to ensure you receive a restaurant standard dining experience every day.
Each week, there will be a comprehensive, varied and engaging activities schedule arranged by a dedicated coordinator who will liaise with you to ensure your individual needs are being met.
You will have access to 24-hour personalised nursing and dementia care. We will also provide respite care as well as specialist care for conditions such as Parkinsons, stroke rehabilitation and intermediate reablement for those not quite able to return home following a stay in hospital.
Our care staff are an integral part of our service to you. They are at the heart of everything we do – and we are proud that we have brought together a team of professionals who combine high-level clinical expertise with a genuinely caring approach. We invest in continuous professional development to ensure that our staff are fully up to date with current best practice in care.
We have invested in in-built assistive technology and an innovative electronic care planning application to enable our staff to deliver care in the most discreet, efficient and effective way.
Because every member of our team is trained as a Dementia Friend, we can provide a truly understanding and compassionate environment. Our aim is to support people with dementia to enjoy the possible quality of life.
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