Thought I would start a new thread to see if anybody knows of any inspirational care home managers?
The general consensus seems to be that a good care home depends upon having a manager who is inspirational and compassionate.
So how do we attract these types of people into care - bearing in mind the poor pay and the hammering the industry regularly gets from the media.
I would be very interested in anybodys comments.
In the meantime let me share with you the most inspirational manager I have ever met (I am in the care industry). Based in Cambridge the care home helps people with dementia, some of whom have challenging behaviour.
Although I spent a day at the home I didn't realise that anybody had challenging behaviour - an amazing result for the care home.
The residents were not drugged and submissive, but engaged and content. Residents could take part in a variety of activities, often on a one to one basis, or simply have a cup of tea and read the newspaper with the carer.
The home was filled to the brim with the contents of a normal house, many of which had actually come from the residents homes and were not confined to their bedrooms - but in the sitting room, just like at home.
Without doubt this approach to dealing with dementia was coming from the manager - does anybody else know of any other people like this?
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