Meet the Emily Jackson House Care Home team
From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:
Hi, my name is Amabele, and I am the General Manager here at Emily Jackson House. Welcome to our website!
I have a BSC in Nursing and have been working in elderly care for many years. I am highly experienced in frail nursing, palliative and complex dementia care. Before joining Barchester, I was managing an outstanding rated care home.
I am excited for the new challenges ahead and I am looking forward to sharing my expertise. Being highly passionate about care standards, I am extremely proud to be working for a company who shares the same values.
I am very proud of my contributions to achieving an outstanding CQC rating at my last job, and I have made this my greatest vision for Emily Jackson House. I also pride myself on ensuring staff achieve their full potential and to have seen many in my team progress in their careers, has been truly fulfilling for me. As the saying goes: 'Great Leaders accelerate the dreams of their followers'.
Sheryl de Villiers
I have many years of experience in elderly care, both in frail nursing and dementia, and also have B.Sc in Nursing. As a leader, I have an eye for detail, I always go above and beyond what's expected of me, and I am passionate about care standards. I always aim for an outstanding outcomes in everything, and also expect this from my team. I love my residents and they are at the centre of what I do.
Sandra started here at Emily Jackson House as our Full time Receptionist. She learnt quickly and was soon promoted to Home Administrator where she is excelling.
I have been working at Emily Jackson House for several years now. I have worked in every department, so I understand the requirements of each job role and can appreciate the work of others. I have been working in the activities department for a while now, and really enjoy interacting with the residents. I consider Emily Jackson House to be my second home, all the staff and residents feel like family and it is a very friendly and approachable environment. I love engaging with the residents, getting creative, laughing together and having fun. Every day we have at least three different activities, which take into account each residents hobbies and interests. We adapt all activities so they are suitable for each person’s individual needs. We regularly have singing and musical entertainment, animal visits/shows, mum and baby groups, outings, quizzes, sing-a-longs, exercise classes and reminiscence. We also run 1-1 sessions, which focus on one individual and their hobbies and interests; this session may consist of manicures, hydro massage, looking at photos and reminiscing, reading, talking, writing, drawing or meditating. On admission to Emily Jackson House, we conduct an assessment called, 'Getting to Know Me', which is a booklet that aims to help us understand a person’s likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests and life better; this helps us to plan and adapt daily lifestyle choices acordingly.
I have worked at Emily Jackson House for nearly three years. I started working as a carer on our Memory Lane Unit and have since progressed to my current position. I aspire to develop my skills and knowledge to progress further within in the home. My role involves managing the home's activities, front of house, marketing and event planning. I consider it to be a privilege to work with the elderly, particularly those living Emily Jackson House. All of the staff and residents are like my family, we are all friendly and approachable; we always have time to stop and chat. I am passionate about high-quality care, and my expectations of my team are very high. I enjoy mentoring new staff and inducting them into life at Emily Jackson House. The highlight of my day is spending time with each and every resident; I particularly enjoy joining them for lunch or a cup of tea in the morning. We run a pen pal scheme with a local primary school, where students and residents exchange letters, photos and drawings to one another every week; they look forward to hearing what the children have been doing at home and school. I personally consider it to be very important that all of the residents are able to interact with the community as much as possible, as it helps prevent social isolation; especially residents who have little family or friends. Every month we hold new and exciting events which the community and residents get involved with. Upcoming we have plenty of exciting events, such as, Dog Shows, Antiques and Jewellery Valuation Days, Flower Arranging Workshops, Summer Fetes, Easter Egg Hunts and exercise sessions. The residents love to meet new people in the community and enjoy building relationships with more familiar faces, such as the people who attend St Luke's Church in Sevenoaks. Many of our residents are very fond of the Reverend, who visits us twice a month for communion service. I regularly speak to resident’s families to update them on upcoming events and any notices within the home. I produce a monthly newsletter which is issued to all staff, residents and relatives; this looks at things we have done in the home recently, upcoming events and activities and notices for residents and their families. The newsletters are delivered on the 1st of every month, and are emailed or posted to families; we also have copies available in our reception area.
Since starting at Emily Jackson House I have thoroughly enjoyed the contact with both residents and families alike. Working in a Care Home is emotionally rewarding. Every day is different. I really look forward to coming to work.
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