Meet the White Lodge Care Home team
Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:
Hello - my name is Ramona Gherendi. I am the General Manager here at White Lodge. Welcome to our website!
I began my nursing career in 2004 in Romania as a cardiac nurse and moved to the UK with my family in 2011. I have worked in adult general nursing in the UK since then. I joined Barchester Healthcare in 2018 as a Clinical Lead and was promoted to Peripatetic Deputy Manager in 2020. I am proud to have now been appointed General Manager of this lovely, rural home, White Lodge.
I love working in nursing and care and am committed to delivering person-centred support for residents at White Lodge. Over the years I have worked in various care environments where I developed a particular passion for palliative care.
My focus at White Lodge is to ensure residents have the best possible life and experiences every single day, supported by the skilled and caring team here. I get to know every resident personally and my door is always open to them and their families.
Hello. I am Ioana Morar and I joined the White Lodge team as Deputy Manager in July 2020. I began my nursing career in 2004 in Romania as an orthopaedic nurse and I moved to the UK with my family in 2013. I have worked in the care sector since then and I am passionate about working closely with families to offer support and guidance on the most appropriate type of care for their loved ones. I believe it is important for care staff to understand what a difficult and emotional journey this can be for residents and their families. White Lodge is a beautiful home and I am very pleased to be working with such hardworking, caring and supportive colleagues.
Hello. I am Elizabeth. I qualified as a nurse in 1985 and joined White Lodge in 2003 as a RGN. I was later promoted to Unit Manager and am now Clinical Lead. I really enjoy making sure residents get the medical support they need to feel as well as they can. I oversee clinical training for the White Lodge team and I ensure residents have their medication and treatment reviewed regularly. I also make sure that nursing processes are understood and followed by the team.
Hello. I am Matilda, known as Tilly. I have worked for Barchester for ten years and have been at White Lodge since April 2016, where I was promoted to Unit Manager on the Memory Lane community. I find it very rewarding to work with people who have different types of dementia. I believe it is incredibly important to support their families, too, as having a relative with dementia is a very emotional journey. I feel honoured to be part of a supportive team, as this type of work can be difficult at times - it makes all the difference to know that Memory Lane colleagues work together to provide the best care we can for residents.
Hello. I am Thresiamma and I qualified as a nurse in 1984. I joined the White Lodge team in 2006, as a Senior Nurse. Over the years I have undertaken additional training and been promoted to Unit Manager on the Treetops Unit. I really enjoy my role, ensuring that people get the care and support they need in our lovely community. I also like getting to know resident's families, so that they are reassured their loved ones are well looked after.
Hello. I am Nita. I joined White Lodge as a Carer in 2018 and have since qualified as a Care Practitioner. I am originally from Nepal and now live in Swindon with my family. I enjoy my work at White Lodge, supporting residents with their care and making life as comfortable and enjoyable as I can. I work with a great team here and I feel encouraged to develop my professional skills. I like meeting new residents and their families so that I can make their move here as smooth as it can be.
Hello. I am Charity and I have been working in the care sector since 2008. I joined White Lodge as a Care Assistant in January 2019 and I love my job here. I have been promoted to a Senior Carer and I do my best every day to provide the care, dignity and understanding that residents deserve. I enjoy getting to know residents so that I can help make their lives as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Hello. My name is Deborah but I prefer to be called Debbie. I have been working in care for 12 years in total and I really enjoy helping people on a daily basis. I was a Healthcare Assistant for seven years, then a Senior Carer for two years, and now I have been a Team Leader for three years. I particularly enjoy supporting residents who have dementia.
Hello I am Caroline and have worked at White Lodge since November 2020 as front of house. I have worked in care homes previously with extensive experience in administration and passed my NVQ Level 5 in Health and Social Care in 2019.
Hello. I am Tina and I have worked as an Activities Coordinator at White Lodge since 2008. I really enjoy my job and it's great to see residents enjoying themselves. The activities I arrange include baking, gardening, arts & crafts, knit & natter, quizzes & crosswords, table games, hand massage, cheese & wine afternoons and flower arranging. I also arrange physical activities such as Oomph Wellness for older people and a walking group. I also plan trips out in the minibus, and we hold celebrations, parties and music events at White Lodge. Residents' favourite activities are the quizzes, walking group, gardening and all the food-related activities.
Hello. I am Tracy, Head housekeeper at White Lodge. I am responsible for cleaning, housekeeping and infection control as well as managing the other members of the Housekeeping Team. We ensure residents' rooms and shared areas are cleaned daily and I maintain stock levels of the products and equipment essential for keeping White Lodge clean, tidy and safe for residents, visitors and staff. I enjoy my role and like to meet all residents and their families.
Hello I am Nigel and I have worked for Barchester since 2008. I joined the White Lodge Team as a Maintenance Assistant in 2016 and now I manage the maintenance and gardening team. I really enjoys my job and enjoy chatting to residents and their families. Out of work I have a passion for classic cars and will bring them to White Lodge to show residents.
Hello. I'm Jeanie and I was born in Glasgow. I was Matron of a care home for many years and I am looking forward to my role in helping new residents settle into the home. I like to be active and I enjoy gardening and meeting new people.
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