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Kingsmead

Old Town, Swindon

01793 422333

65 Prospect Place,
Old Town,
Swindon,
SN1 3LJ


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Our Home

Our care home is located in Old Town, Swindon, a short drive away from Brunel Shopping Centre. There are local shops nearby and easy access to public transport.

In our 37-bedded home, we offer residential care for those who need assistance with daily tasks and nursing care for those who may have more complex medical needs. We also offer care to those living with dementia. We are able to offer double rooms for couples.

Our home has TV lounges and a quiet sitting room. There are separate dining areas where residents can choose to join the company of others at meal times.

Our care team are passionate about providing truly person-centred care.

Our meal experience is excellent, with our chef and catering team working hard to create meals that are both nutritious and tasty, using fresh seasonal ingredients.

Facilities

  • In-house hairdresser
  • Snacks and fresh fruit always available
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the home
  • En-suites
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • Near public transport

Activities

  • Regular trips out to dementia friendly events
  • Varied weekly activities programme
Nim Manalo Deputy Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

RGN since 2002

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2012

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Staff nurse in other care homes since 2002

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Have good team leading skills and a caring attitude.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Getting to know the residents well and supporting them with their emotional and physical needs, I like seeing the smile on their faces.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Leading the team and ensuring we meet the needs of the residents whilst adjusting to the “new normal” due to the pandemic.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I am blessed enough to be a regional winner of the care award for Registered Nurse of the year.

I feel valued and so thankful that my hard work was recognised.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Effective communication skills and strong leadership skills.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I love to relax and unwind with my family and friends as well as going away on holidays.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Developing my skills and helping our whole team to progress.

Alision Dicks Activties Co-Ordinator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2018

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

It’s a lovely home with great reviews.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

I worked as a Care Assistant at a day centre for Dementia.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Patience, good listener, keep smiling and a sense of humour.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

When the residents smile and are happy, it makes a person feel better in themselves.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Planning a 100th birthday in lockdown and keeping the spirits high during the pandemic.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Becoming an Activities Co-Ordinator at Kingsmead.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Good listener, approachable and have the door always open for staff and residents.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Meeting with family and friends.

I listen to dolphin sounds to unwind.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Every day is different with lots of challenges which I enjoy.

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    65 Prospect Place,
    Old Town,
    Swindon,
    SN1 3LJ

    01793 422333