New manager at Worcester care home targets dementia initiatives

Northwick Grange Care Home’s new manager is set to introduce fresh ideas to help residents who are living with dementia.

Care specialist Jackie Houghton has taken the helm at the care home, with a pledge to make it a more dementia-friendly environment.

The senior care expert, who has over 17 years’ experience in caring for elderly people, is leading on plans to build a new dementia garden at the Old Northwick Lane home.

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Jackie said: “I am really thrilled to be leading the team here at Northwick Grange and am already working with our fantastic team to introduce new ideas and most of all, ensuring the quality of our care, and our communications with families, is second to none.”

She added: “One of my key objectives is to make sure our residents who suffer from the disease can spend more time outside enjoying the sights, sounds and smells. They can stimulate powerful memories and so our planned dementia garden will be really vital.”

Jackie also said she wants to work with her team to introduce a new programme of events and days out for residents and their families.

Before joining the team at the Old Northwick Lane home, Jackie was previously a deputy manager at a sister care home owned by the Clarendon Care Group and has held a number of positions since joining the group in 2010.

Northwick Grange Care Home, which was refurbished two years ago following a six-figure investment, is registered with the Care Quality Commission for 30 residents.

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