Meet the 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:
Welcome to Fordmill Care Home; my name is Aileen and I am the General Manager here.
I have previously worked in hospitals in Gloucester and Epping, specialising in neurology and breast cancer. On return from the Middle East in 1995, I commenced my career within the care sector. I moved back to Scotland in 2000 to purchase my own care home which I managed with my mother. When my family came along I decided to sell the home and came to work part time at Fordmill in 2004.
My aim in the home is to ensure residents are happy with the care being provided by the team, and I work closely with the staff to ensure the highest standards are achieved. This is reflected in our Care Inspectorate grades and high recommendations on carehome.co.uk.
My name is Marifel and I have worked at Fordmill for about 9 years. I started as a staff nurse in June 2006 and was then promoted to Charge Nurse. It is hard work and you are kept busy but I enjoy it very much.
My name is Derek and I have been at Fordmill since 2014 and have worked as the Head of Unit since 2015. I have worked in both the NHS and in the private sector, having held positions as a Home Manager and Deputy Manager for different care providers. Barchester is the best company I have worked for and I am very happy in my post here at Fordmill.
Hello, my name is Kathleen Fraser and I have in my post as Home Administrator for 20 years. When I sent in my application I was informed that this was a very rewarding and challenging position. Both of these statements are true but perhaps the most rewarding is when a resident comes into the home on a permanent basis and in no time at all they inform us that this is their home. What greater compliment can Barchester receive!
My name is Jane and I have worked at Fordmill for a number of years. I started as Head Housekeeper then after about 6 years I went on to be a NVQ level 2 carer. Then a year ago the admin assistant post became available and I was given the opportunity to 'give it a go' and I'm glad I did!
I have learned so much and I really enjoy it.
I’m Julia and I have been working at Fordmill since December 2016. I really enjoy art and studied Graphic Design & Illustration in Dundee. I love being with people and using my skills to improve their quality of life and bring a smile to their faces through crafts, games and all sorts of other activities.
I plan out the activities, either for groups or individuals, according to specific needs and interests. It’s a real joy to get to know residents and their loved ones and I’m grateful to Barchester for giving me the opportunity to work with them and bring some sunshine into the residents’ lives.
My name is Annabel and I have worked at Fordmill for over 25 years, firstly as Head Chef, which is a position that I held for 17 years. I then accepted a care role, but continued to work as the Second Chef for two days of the week.
My name is Christine Massie and I have worked at Fordmill for 12 years. I started as Head Housekeeper and after 8 years I moved to maintenance. Although I am responsible for all maintenance throughout the home it is the 'small jobs' I do for our residents that bring the biggest rewards.
My name is Ann Wilson and I started work at Fordmill 9 yers ago as a domestic assistant, and I also worked in the kitchen.
Through experience and training, I am now Head Housekeeper and enjoy my work as I have a good team working with me.
Jess & Skye
Jess and Skye come to work every day with the General Manager, Aileen. They hang out in her office and are available for room visits. They are often wandering around in reception, especially at tea time!
Please look out for them as you approach the front door, as they are often seen with their front paws up on the windowsill, watching visitors coming and going.
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.
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01674 425 585
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