After obtaining my first degree in Business Finance I changed direction into a career in health and social care where I have worked for more than 20 years. I went on to obtain a 1st class Psychology degree as well as training in person-centred counselling. I have studied extensively at post graduate level including cognitive behaviour therapy, mental health and dementia. I have understaken many courses in health and social care and dementia as well as becoming a qualified Dementia Care Mapper in 2012. I am also a qualified health and social care teacher for the adult learning sector.
I have worked with learning disabilities, psychosis, depression and anxiety disorders, older people and dementia. I was awarded the Great British Care Awards Care Innovator of the Year for my work developing specialist dementia activities. I also have a keen interest in functional medicine and nutrition. I believe that people with demenita have the right to access these approaches which can help alleviate debiltating symptoms and improve quality of life.
Over the last 10 years, working with dementia has become my passion. I formed Crimson Care in 2013 with the mission of providing the best possible quality of life for people with dementia. I believe that although dementia presents many challenges for the person, people are still able to live full and enjoyable lives given the right environment and support.
In 2012 my own father was diagnosed with Alzheimers and in 2019 came to live long term at Crimson Manor before passing away in November 2020. I take great comfort that despite his advanced level of disease, my father was still able to acheive a good quality of life. There is no other care home that I would have wanted to care for my father. I am extremely happy to be able to offer residential and day care services to support people with this devastating illness.
Tina Sanderson (Director)
Salina has worked at Crimson Manor since 2016, having started while still studying at college and later for her degree in Psychology. She has developed a great deal in her role since starting in care and is particularly loved by the residents for her empathic nature as well as her manicuring skills.
Salina has proven herself to be a great asset to Crimson Manor due to her honest and compassionate nature, impressive work ethic and desire to progress.
Jenny is a keen poet. She spends a great deal of time getting to know each resident individually. She writes everyone a heart felt poem about themselves which they can display. Jenny was trained as an activity co-ordinator after initially joining Crimson Manor as the housekeeper. She has shown great flare and enthusasim for the role. She is an extremely positive person with great resilence and patience, and happily goes the extra mile for all our residents.
Simon has over 50 years experience in catering, having started his food career in 1971 in the army. He is an extremely talented chef with a keen eye for detail. The standard of his cooking has impressed many of us. He is enthusiatic in his role and has risen to many challenges including preparing food for the dementia reversal protocol. The residents particularly love his exquisite baking skills. He makes delicious pork pies and has competed in pork pie making in the past.
The character, skills and knowledge of staff are critical to the delivery of high quality dementia care. We do not use any agency staff and haven't for many years.
We recruit staff on the basis of their character and attitude. We look for people who are genuine, kind and empathetic. We then develop their skills and knowledge with a comprehensive training and development programme. Staff go on to adopt champion roles within the home to monitor and encourage best practice in specific areas. This has enabled us to grow a dedicated and caring staff team that we are extremely proud of.
All staff complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate. This ensures staff meet an agreed set of standards that meet the requirments of the role.
NVQ Health & Social Care
Staff are supported to acheive their NVQ qualifications from level 2 through to level 5
In-house training programme
Dementia - basic awareness
Dementia - working with confusion
Dementia - understanding lived experience
Dementia - behaviours that challenge
Dementia - Namaste Care Programme
Dementia - Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care - advanced
End of life
Health & Safety
Infection Prevention & Control
Moving & Handling People
Administration of medications
Nutrition & Hydration
Group activities for older people
Physical Activities for older people