Meet the Chalfont Lodge Care Home team

Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:

Raj Boodhoo

Raj Boodhoo

General Manager

Hi, my name is Raj Boodhoo and I am the General Manager here at Chalfont Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years. I graduated at Kings College London. I have worked in a variety of health & Social Care settings throughout my career, including NHS &Community, private hospitals, rehabilitation, long term care, project manager, education and dementia care. I am committed to delivering the very highest standard of care to residents within the home, offering them an opportunity to enjoy life. I enjoy leading my team in a way in which they are empowered to use their skills, knowledge & experience for the wellbeing of those we support.

Anna Jarosz-Tarsucis

Anna Jarosz-Tarsucis

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Anna and I have been a nurse for over 15 years. I am the Deputy Manager at Chalfont Lodge and started working here in June 2016.

When I first came to Chalfont, I started as the Clinical Lead, and was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2018. I am here to ensure that residents are safe and that we provide the highest standards of care for those we support.

I love being a nurse because it gives me the opportunity to help people live well at a difficult time in their lives.

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Cristiana Cantoriu

Cristiana Cantoriu

Clinical Lead

Hi, my name is Cristiana, and I am one of the clinical leads here at Chalfont Lodge. I’ve always loved being a nurse, and being able to support my fellow nursing and cares by being a Clinical Lead has been a dream of mine for a long time!

I love going home at the end of the day know that all my team & residents are happy

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Raluca Bursuc

Raluca Bursuc

Head of Sunningdale

I’ve been a nurse for over 5 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else!

Nicola Woods

Nicola Woods

Head of Memory Lane

Hi, my name is Nicola and I am the Head of Memory Lane here at Chalfont Lodge.

and Activities Team

Our activities team here at Chalfont Lodge includes Sally, Amy, Jennie (all in the photo) plus Rachel, Josh and Shaun. Residents enjoy a range of activities delivered throughout the day, choosing what they would like to do, and most importantly giving their input on the choice of what's available  

We share on our Facebook page what residents are enjoying, introduce the staff and share their success almost every day so do have a look - @Barchesterchalfontlodge

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Razvan Nica

Hello my name is Razvan and I qualified as a nurse in 2014, joining Barchester shortly after this. As a very experienced senior nurse I support nursing residents with complex needs in our Turnberry community 

Zbigniew Kuczynski 'Zibi'

Head Chef

Hi, I am Zibi and I have been working at Chalfont Lodge since 2014 when I joined as the 2nd chef, during the last 7 years I have got to know our residents well, all the special meals they enjoy and helped to celebrate their special occasions like birthdays and special family days.

I have worked in a variety of places, hotels locally and in VIP private hospitality with the well known chef Michel Roux 

I'm very proud to have been promoted Head Chef here at Chalfont Lodge and look forward to delivering even more fantastic food with my team for the people living and visiting the home.

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Mansukh Chander Msc, Bsc, MCSP, ACPIN

Mansukh Chander Msc, Bsc, MCSP, ACPIN

Physiotherapist

Mansukh Chander is a professionally qualified and specialised physiotherapist with a master’s degree in neurological conditions. With her extensive experience in the assessment and management of patients with complex neurological need, Mansukh also provides the evidence based rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatment to orthopaedic conditions together with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, and post-operative care. She uses her knowledge to support other healthcare professional for wheelchair assessments and orthotics.

Mansukh works closely with her clients and their families, as well as other healthcare professional to provide a holistic treatment in order to achieve the maximum functional results and helps client to achieve their goals.

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Jacqui Stever

Administrator

I joined Barchester in 2017 as administrator at another nursing home in High Wycombe and recently transferred to Chalfont Lodge.  Having raised a family, my career started in the customer service/financial sector, working for various organisations. Having always been a people person, it has been so rewarding getting to know all our lovely residents and families. I love being part of a team that is passionate about providing high quality care and exceptional service.

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Mansukh Chander and Pedro Bras

Mansukh Chander and Pedro Bras

Physiotherapist Team

The physiotherapy service at Chalfont Lodge Nursing home is a private service which provides a high quality care and treatment to our residents. Our welcoming and friendly physiotherapy team works with the clients to achieve the best possible results whilst applying specialist skills and expertise. The team maintains a patient centred approach and tailored individual treatment plan.  Our physiotherapist, Mansukh Chander, is highly qualified and specialised in neurological condition with advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Our team of physiotherapy-assistant works directly under the supervision of our physiotherapist. Conditions we treat:

Neurological Conditions Respiratory Conditions Orthopaedic Conditions Postural strain and muscle imbalance Reduced mobility and functions  Post operative fractures

Our team aims to provide 24 hours postural management to complex disabilities by using various postural techniques in bed and wheelchair. Our physiotherapist liaises with the other healthcare professional for the provision of appropriate equipment (wheelchair, splints and orthotics) to maximise the comfort and recovery.  Our dedicated team works together to ensure our residents with better experience and possible independence.

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Rita Kirby

Housekeeping Heads of Departments

Hi, I'm Rita Kirby, I've been with Chalfont Lodge for 17 years. I worked for 10 years in the kitchen and have spent the last 7 running the laundry.  It always makes my day when I'm popping in and out of resident’s rooms and I get to chat to people and find out how they are.  This is like my second home, 3 of my children have all worked here in various roles. The most special thing for me about Chalfont Lodge is the family atmosphere. 

 

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Rachel Hobbs

Hello, my name is Rachel and I live in Chalfont St Peter so its great to know what's going on in my local community. I joined the team early in 2021 with a background in charity fundraising and marketing. I really enjoy getting to know our residents and helping them to engage with all our daily activities 

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Louise Hamer

Louise Hamer

Music Therapist

Hello, my name is Louise and I am the Music Therapist at Chalfont Lodge. If you’re not familiar with music therapy, it is best explained as a person-centered therapy that uses music as the main source of communication. It is an exchange between two or more people. I offer one to one sessions and group music sessions. During one to one sessions I sing an introductory song which helps with orientation for instance date and time. After that if it’s possible, I offer the person an instrument (usually a percussion instrument) and we have a musical conversation, taking it in turns to play, becoming playful, loud or silent as is appropriate for that resident at the time. We improvise music. We sing songs together or solo. We talk. I encourage movement in the residents’ bodies by asking them to stretch for objects but I mostly encourage the maintenance of mobility in the hands. For some, their music therapy session is a serious time and for others it is a time to laugh about the frustrations of life. For some it is just a chance to listen to music and relax. Music therapists need an undergraduate degree and a masters degree in order to practice. I am also a member of the HCPC. I play the violin, piano and ukulele and you will no doubt hear me singing somewhere in the building! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

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Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

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01753 465 484

All other calls

01753 888 002

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

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