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Oaktree

Yate, Bristol

01454 324141

Lark Rise,
Brimsham Park,
Yate,
Bristol,
BS37 7PJ


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Our Home

Our home is situated in a residential area close to Yate town centre. We are in easy access to local shops and public transport.

In our 76-bedded home, we offer residential care for individuals who may need assistance with daily tasks, nursing care for those who may have more complex medical needs and care for those living with dementia. We are able to offer respite care to those who may need a change of scenery and an opportunity to spend time with others.

Our care team are passionate about providing truly exceptional 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 hair salon
  • Beautiful garden and patio
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the home
  • En-suites
  • Lift
  • Close to local shops and public transport

Activities

  • A varied weekly activities programme
  • Opportunities to enjoy a hobby or pastime
  • Links to local community
  • Pet therapy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Entertainers
  • Church events
Noleen Dermody Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

Diploma in Nursing General, Community, Midwifery and Psychiatry.

BETEC Award Level3 Education and Training

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Oaktree was taken over by Healthcare Homes at the time of my employment at Oaktree.

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

Home Manager, Deputy Manager, Clinical Lead, RGN, Senior Nurse, Junior Sister.

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

To have a plan and a vision for your home and share it with your team and drive it forward. You need to know your team,  their strengths and weakness and build on its work alongside them and gain their trust. Be visible around the home always make time for all within your team, residents and families. Be open and honest and lead by example. Create a positive culture within the home.

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

Walking the floors, talking to our lovely residents listening to the things we are doing right and even the times we get it wrong so that we can improve. Speaking to my lovely staff, even when there is a queue at the office door. Seeing both residents and staff smile and listening to laughter around the home.

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

Cultural Changes within care homes can be quiet challenging and changing the community perceptions of care homes, as there are a lot of good care homes out there that don’t get the recognition that they so truly deserve.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Achieving 5 Outstanding in all areas within my first year as a home manager, it was a lot of hard work and stress but a joint team effort paid off at the end.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

You need to be knowledgeable, especially clinically knowledgeable, have the patience of a Saint and be understanding.  You definitely need broad shoulders to cope with the day to day ongoing within a care home. You need to have the qualities of a politician, a policeman, a colleague, a mother, a teacher and a counsellor. A home manager who is dedicated, supportive listens and values their team, residents and relatives shares ideas and to listen to others ideas is one who will succeed.

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

Travelling learning about other cultures having Spa days with friends and going to live concerts. I love spending time with my family. I have two lively daughters who keep me on my toes and keeping up with all the ongoings of teenage life is challenging and often my girls forget that there is a 26-30year age gap between them and I. I enjoy reading a good book, or watching a good movie except science fiction and listening music to help me unwind.

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

I enjoy the atmosphere at Oaktree, there are some lovely people living and working at Oaktree and they make you look forward to each day at Oaktree. Achieving great things with the team at Oaktree and getting the recognition that all at Oaktree so truly deserve.

Subi Shaji Deputy Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery Nurse / Chap Mentor

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

March 2020 when Oaktree was taken over.

Started at Oaktree from July 2004.

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Local to where I live, Oaktree is my second home.

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

Senior Staff Nurse – ICU

Registered Nurse UK 2004 Unit Manager 2015, Deputy Manager 2017.

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

Very passionate, approach work in very positive attitude, committed, good listener, lead by example and good working relationship with all teams.

To me, Deputy is the mediator between the Home Manager and the team.

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

Talking to my residents and seeing their smile. Seeing happy staff, supporting and assisting the staff to achieve the best for the residents and home.

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

Of course, the pandemic COVID19 generally is the challenge by staff. To keep everybody happy also to accommodate everyone’s request is a big task.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Achieving Nurse of the year award by FSHC in 2016 for the region. Nominated for Deputy Manager in 2019 for the region.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Good listener approach, accessible to everyone, leading by example. Sharing required information, knowledge with the team not be judgemental.

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

Spending time with family, cooking, watching movies.

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

Spending time with residents, supporting staff and HM.

To achieve a good CQC report.

Making a difference in residents lives.

Good reputation for the home in the community.

Bailey Thompson Unit Manager (Residential Dementia)

Please detail any relevant education/training

Nvq3, Nvq5 First Aid, Manual Handler Trainer and CHAP Program.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Oaktree was bought by Healthcare Homes

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

Unit Manager, CHAP, Senior Care Assistant, Care Assistant

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

I think being passionate and understanding, Good at encouraging and supporting individuals, clarity on decision making

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

Spending time with residents whether it’s assisting or supporting them, having 1-1 time listening to their concerns and giving them assurance and having the nice hugs and smiles. I enjoy my role thoroughly.

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

Working hard to enhance the work standards during an embargo and institutional safeguarding.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Winning The National Award for CHAP Program at Four Seasons Health Care Awards.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

A good decisive person, with a passion to enhance staff work ethics. An approachable person and a good listener.

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

Meeting friends for a walk, football and gym workouts. Listening to Music.

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

I have a great passion for Oaktree, I have stayed through the good and bad and I am thoroughly enjoying watching Oaktree develop.

Tracy O'Neil Unit Manager (Nursing Dementia)

Please detail any relevant education/training

Registered Nurse R.N.M.H

NVQ4 Registered Manager

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Transferred from Four Season’s Health Care as a home.

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

Unit Manager and RMN.

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

To get to know staff residents well so that you instinctively know when something is wrong. To listen to staff opinions and make as many decisions as possible as a team.

To be a strong leader, willing to help out on the floor, working alongside members of the team.

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

Apart from home time, it has to be mid-afternoon when there is time for me to sit and chat with the residents so that we can get to know each other.

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

Trying to keep staff residents safe from COVID19 and having to contact too many families who haven’t seen their loved ones for weeks to tell them they reaching the end of their lives.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Winning City and Guild Medal of Honour for high standard of work.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Understanding and supportive. Knowledge of the staff and how each team or department runs. Involving staff in decisions when possible and actually listening to staff opinions. Treating staff fairly and equally.

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

Grandchildren taking them out for trips and holidays. Horse-riding, playing badminton and reading.

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

I love my current team and residents.

Niall Waldron Head Chef

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    Lark Rise,
    Brimsham Park,
    Yate,
    Bristol,
    BS37 7PJ

    01454 324141