A former care assistant has risen through the ranks at a Teesside care home to be named home manager.
Jessica Brown joined The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Newtown, in 2014 and was promoted to senior care assistant before becoming deputy manager in 2018.
“We are working towards achieving an outstanding rating at our next inspection”
She has now become home manager and has said she is aiming to lead the home to the highest rating from industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission.
Ms Brown said: “I truly believe that everyone is unique and should be treated in a person-centred way, with activities and services tailored to each person’s individual preferences.
“I am very excited to be the new home manager of The Beeches and am delighted to advise that the home has achieved a ‘good’ CQC rating across the board,” she said.
She added: “We are working towards achieving an outstanding rating at our next inspection.”
Source: Hill Care Group
Originally from Stockton-on-Tees, Ms Brown studied for an A-Level in aviation at college but decided it was not for her and took a job at a domiciliary care company in 2011.
She then moved to a facility offering independent living space for elderly people as a senior care assistant, before moving to The Beeches, a residential and specialist dementia care home.
The Beeches Care Home, which is owned by the Hill Group and has around 60 rooms, received a “good” rating for all five areas in its latest CQC inspection report.
The report stated the home’s residents were “supported to maintain a healthy diet”, “treated with equality, dignity and respect” and provided with “person centred care”.