Natasha has worked at Nazareth Lodge for 12 years and has risen through the ranks from Care Assistant to Registered Manager. Natasha is committed to continue to provide excellent customer service within the home understanding the need to respond to any issues promptly. She makes sure she knows the residents and their families as well as she can and is always going the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy with the service we provide here. She is actively involved in ensuring the home retains its Outstanding CQC rating. Natasha has recently completed her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Hannah is our Deputy Manager, here at Nazareth Lodge. Hannah is a constant support to Natasha and runs the home in the absence of Natasha. Hannah has a great insight of the home and residents, along with her 4 years service and as a Safeguarding Lead, she will continue to help and run the home to the highest standard. Natasha and Hannah work alongside each other on a daily basis always being present in the home, they are continually striving to make improvements to retain our Outstanding rating. They also work the shifts to identify areas for improvements to ensure that the highest standard of care is provided. Hannah also continues to work on the residents care plans and ensure that staff have the person centred needs of each of our residents to allow them to provide the best possible service to our residents. Hannah is due to undertake her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Ali has been at Nazareth Lodge for over 6 years and has worked her way up from a carer to be our Lead Senior. Her role involves helping ensure the smooth running of the floors on a daily basis and offering support to carers and the management team when needed. Ali, along with Amy, is responsible for new staff inductions and staff reviews. Her professional attitude and friendly demeanour make her the perfect choice for Lead Senior. She is currently studying her Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Justin is one of our senior carers. Justin started at Nazareth Lodge in 2019 and he has proven himself to be a valuable member of the team, bringing with him a wealth of management skills and experience in care. His attention to detail and tidiness make sure that everyone is kept on the ball, and his charming smile and witty sense of humour make him a favourite with residents, families and staff alike. Justin has now taken on the responsibility of the medications in the home, including the ordering and auditing processes, Justin is a very conscientious and precise member of staff therefore this responsibility is one that is very much suited to Justin.
Andy has recently been promoted to a Senior Carer. Andy has shown real passion for his role within the home. Andy has taken on his new position very well, he is very diligent and conscientious and has a keen interest of gaining more experience. Andy is new to the Healthcare industry however is a quick learner and has been in situations that he has needed to step up to and take charge. Staff and residents are fond of Andy's kind nature and professionalism. Andy is currently undertaking his Diploma and is a Qualified Hairdresser. He has used these skills to ensure the residents hair is kept in good condition whilst we are in the lockdown period.
Kerry has worked at Nazareth Lodge for over 5 years as a Care Assistant. Kerry has now taken on the full time Chef role within the home, providing nutritional and delicious meals to our residents. Kerry has a vast knowledge of our residents and their needs and this in turn enables her to provide the meals in a person-centred way to our residents. Kerry has experience of working in a kitchen environment and is excelling in her new role here ensuring the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen on a daily basis.
Beverley, known to all as Bev is our Activities Co-ordinator at Nazareth Lodge.
Bev has worked for Nazareth Lodge for many years. Bev was part of the Night Care Team for some years. Bev then moved onto day shifts to get to know our residents on a more personal level.
Bev is highly regarded by all staff and residents due to her approachable and kind-hearted nature. Bev has now stepped up as Activities Co-ordinator and has taken to this role really well. Bev puts her all into ensuring that the residents activity preferences are met and will try a variety of different activities. Bev, along with the help of Charlie, one of our carers organised our first 'staff performance' for the residents and this went down really well.
Bev has also been successful in encouraging residents to join in with activities that have not necessary preferred to join in for a long time, but have seen the jolly atmosphere that Bev creates and residents have all commented on the laughs and fun they have had. Bev is ensuring that residents are constantly stimulated during the lockdown period and is always an ear to listen to if anyone needs it.
We wish Bev a successful career as our Activities Co-ordinator.
Nazareth Lodge Puppy
Lucky's job is simple - to make our residents and staff smile every day. This is a role that he performs expertly!
At Nazareth Lodge, we believe that having animals around the home on a daily basis actually helps our residents feel more at home. Having pets can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect that can help reduce stress and pain and improve cognitive performance.