My Mother has been a resident at Oaken Holt for almost a year now. Having visited a former resident who has now sadly passed away, I was very impressed with the standard of care provided. The resident himself was delighted with all the aspects of care in his new home. It was on this basis that I enquired into the possibility of my Mother becoming a resident. She has been here since January 2016. The recent refurbishment ongoing is unsettling, but I fully understand that it needs to be done. The dining room and lounge are beautifully furnished. Thank you!
How likely would you be to recommend Oaken Holt? Extremely Likely
Review relates to December 2016
I lead my professional Care Team to deliver the high quality care for elderly ladies and gentlemen.
I’m a Registered Nurse, with over 30 year’s experience in the Health and Social Care Sector and began working in Care Homes in 1992 as a Staff Nurse. I joined the Caring Homes Group in May 2012 and managed our sister home, Mill House, in the Cotswolds until moving to Oaken Holt in July 2013. I gained my Registered Managers Award in March 2010, an achievement that I am very proud of.
I also spent five years working as an Area Manager for a provider which ran five care homes in Oxfordshire. In 2006 I commissioned a new 64 bed dementia specialist home, which I achieved while successfully studying for my Diploma in Dementia Care.
Ensuring every resident at Oaken Holt receives the best possible care is my top priority. I consider the creation of an environment which promotes each resident’s wellbeing to be paramount. My wealth of experience within the care industry, and passion for excellence, provides me with the skills necessary to achieve this.
I work to ensure that my Care Team are well supported in their roles, so as to be able to deliver a truly person centred approach for the needs of our residents. I enjoy the challenges my job offers me and the opportunity to pass on my knowledge, while at the same time learning from others. Every day gives me the chance to meet new and interesting people, as well as expand the skills I put to use in the management of Oaken Holt.
Outside of work I am the Secretary of my local cricket club, where I enjoy watching my three sons play. I also enjoys travelling, reading and knitting.