Spotlight on Eve Moran, Home Manager at Seacroft Grange
What was your motivation for choosing a career in the care sector?
My Father worked in Social Care when I was growing up, working closely with a gentleman who had cerebral palsy. This inspired me to train as a Nurse so that I could help others.
My passion has always been to support individuals who had concerns that couldn’t “be fixed with a bandage”. I, therefore, chose to specialise and become a Mental Health Nurse. I wanted to help those that require a consistent and personalised approach to care.
Working with elderly individuals was my favourite part and this inspired me to apply for a role in a care home. Through my training and experience, I have acquired transferable skills that enable me to support our residents living at Seacroft Grange.
What drew you to work at Springfield Healthcare?
I was initially drawn to Springfield because of how beautiful the homes were, especially Chocolate Works Care Village. When I visited the homes, I was immediately inspired by the ethos and the initial welcome that I received. I am now so glad to be part of a team with such aspirations.
What is your favourite thing about working in care?
My favourite thing is having the ability to identify, nurture and upskill the team whilst offering an ear to discuss their aspirations and goals. I enjoy seeing the teams (and individuals) grow, to fulfil their potential and to better the lives of the individuals of others. I am passionate about providing our residents, and their families, with a home they can rely on and a place where they can thrive.
What makes Seacroft Grange different to other homes?
We pride ourselves on the standard of care that we deliver, and we strive to lead the way in dementia care. We’re excited for 2022 where we are focusing on improving our services and improving the lives of those in our care.
Why is it important to deliver person-centred care?
Is care even care if it isn’t person-centred?
I don’t think so.
Without the personal aspect, it is just a task.
We do not complete tasks, we add fulfilment to our residents’ lives. We keep them safe, we advocate, and we give them a voice when they don’t have one.
Families and friends know their loved ones more than we could ever, so their involvement in care planning is invaluable.
Do you have any tips for people considering careers in social care?
You should find a company that will nurture you, that acknowledges your skills and sees you as a person, not a number. It should be somewhere that wants to support you and your goals.
We prioritise and support our Springfield family. Always.
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