In a very short space of time, we’ve all had to adjust to new ways of working, especially within our care homes that had to sadly close to visitors, implement social distancing measures, and change entertainment activities to keep residents and staff safe.
The team at Argyles (a care home in Newbury offering residential and nursing care), have been able to get through the past few months, in a staff member’s own words due to the home manager being ‘truly amazing’ and ‘going the extra mile for us all’.
Helen- Marie, Activities Coordinator at the Argyles Care Home, along with other colleagues, said: ‘Our Manager, Julia, has been amazing with residents and staff, she always has time for everyone and listens and cares and always goes the extra mile for us all, we would really like her to know how grateful we all are.’
‘Julia has an open-door policy, will listen and give advice for work matters and personal. She sees the potential in people and will encourage them. She has cancelled her annual leave to make sure she is here for the home at this current time, and she buys treats for staff on a regular basis to keep our spirits up. She truly cares for the residents too and will often sit and chat with them, assisting with mealtimes and activities, wherever and whenever she can. In my personal opinion, she has been amazing with helping us adjust to our new ways of working.’
Over the past few weeks, the home has held a salad bar themed lunch, something the residents requested and thoroughly enjoyed as well as an Italian style themed day with pizza, pasta, ice cream and melted chocolate sauce for dessert. The team also recently celebrated VE day with a traditional garden party with union jack hats, flags, bunting, music and singalongs.
Thank you, Julia, from all the team at Argyles Care Home.