Vida Healthcare appoints manager to lead ‘care home of the future’

Sharon Oldfield

A new manager has appointed at a Harrogate based care home which has been built to transform care for people living with dementia.

Sharon Oldfield will bring eight years of administrative and management experience to the role at Vida Healthcare’s Vida Court.

Originally hired as an Administrator at Vida Healthcare, Sharon has since carried out roles including General Manager and Trainee Registered Manager. As Home Manager at Vida Court, Sharon will be responsible for the continued safety and security of residents and staff, maintenance of services, and journey to join Vida Healthcare’s two other care homes, Vida Hall and Vida Grange, as a CQC Outstanding rated facility.

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Sharon (pictured left with Vida Healthcare Healthcare Director, Bernadette Mossman), said: “I took a leap of faith and joined the pioneering team at Vida in 2013. Eight years later I continue to be so proud of the innovative, caring and passionate team I’m a part of which strives to deliver the highest level of care to our residents.

“I’m immensely privileged to have been appointed as the Registered Manager at Vida Court and am looking forward to challenging myself in this new role. I will strive to emulate the achievements of the Outstanding CQC rated, caring, innovative, and award-winning staff teams at Vida Hall and Vida Grange.”

Bernadette added: “We chose Sharon because she’s been with Vida since day one and understands how we operate and the standards of care we require. Sharon has been consistent in the quality of her work, and her dedication to Vida and our residents has been exceptional. Kindness, hard work and attention to detail are all traits that Sharon excels in and we are delighted that she will be such a key part of the launch of Vida Court in September.”

Dubbed ‘the care home of the future’, Vida Court has been designed with innovative and industry-leading facilities to enhance resident’s daily living activities and wellbeing to the optimum potential.

The home includes a 12-seater cinema, convenience store, hair salon, florist and coffee shop to provide residents with a level of normalcy and consistency with their previous home beyond the realms of a traditional care home.


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