Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sharon Young
Welcome to Bryn Ivor Lodge Care Home, my name is Sharon Young and I am the activities co-ordinator here at the home.
I have worked in the care sector for nearly 30 years, progressing from being a Senior Care Assistant to my current position. I am able to develop excellent relationships with residents and their families, providing support and I always go that extra mile! I am very passionate about the quality of activities which are provided to residents, and will work closely with the staff team to ensure these activities are appropriate and resident focussed. I will work hard to support the rest of our team to provide the highest quality of care possible. I am very family orientated person and enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.
Activities at our home
Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.
Life at our home
Chepstow Garden Centre
Residents enjoyed a trip out the homes to one of our local garden centres.
Residents enjoyed pumpkin picking with staff in preparation for Halloween.
Team members and residents at Bryn Ivor Lodge enjoyed a music performance by the Caerphilly Lions at the home. Everyone had a great time listening to the ukulele band.
Nurse of the Year
Liliana Ungureanu, nurse at Bryn Ivor Lodge, was recently crowned as the national winner of the Nurse of the Year category at the 2019 Barchester Care Awards on 3rd of October.
The judge for the category, Barchester’s Julia Atherton, Director of Nursing, said of Liliana that “Liliana has been a nurse for 30 years and is extremely talented, very highly skilled and competent. She could work anywhere, but she says she chooses to work in Bryn Ivor where her colleagues say she has ‘infectious enthusiasm’ and ‘is an anchor for the small group of nurses in the home’. We were struck by her modesty and her clinical leadership skills and abilities. She works ‘shoulder to shoulder’ and ‘in the middle of the staff’ and this is how she ensure the high standards of care in the home 24/7. She has developed a very strong clinically skilled and committed team and is a real credit to the nursing profession.”
Liliana said of her win that, “I am very proud, and very honoured to be receiving this award. We work hard here at our home with a focus on the people we care for, and not for accolades, but it really is very special to be recognised in this way.”
100th Birthday Celebrations
Hazel and her family enjoyed her 100th birthday party at Bryn Ivor Lodge recently.