Encouraging and helping residents make the most of every moment is the top priority for Lorraine Stanley, the new Home Manager at Linden House in Lymington.
A dedicated dementia home manager with three ‘Outstandings’ from the CQC in her career so far, Lorraine believes it is vital to ensure that people living with dementia have every opportunity for a fulfilled social life.
She says: “All residents should of course be safe and free from harm, abuse or neglect, but more than that it’s social interaction and events that get people going. It’s about injecting warmth and soul into our residents’ home.”
Coventry-born Lorraine was impressed with Colten Care on a number of counts when she was looking for a new position. “I liked the ethos, the family feel and the fact they pay a fair wage to care staff who work so hard. They really look after their people. On top of all that, Linden House is a beautiful home with wonderful facilities and a fantastic community on its doorstep. I really want the home to strengthen its community links.
Lorraine is keen to pay tribute to fellow Home Managers Sheeja Lolamony and Beata Brzozowska for their help in her induction, and Operations Manager Linda Brownlie for her ‘excellent support’.
Outside work, Lorraine plays guitar and ukulele and is a published poet. The youngest of six, she lives in Southbourne with husband Graham who she married in February 2019.