Double boost for Jesmond care home

Jesmond Dene Park
Jesmond Dene Park

Jesmond-based Wordsworth House care home has two reasons to celebrate as it has made an experienced appointment and is undergoing refurbishment work to benefit its residents.

Michelle Daglish, who has 15 years’ experience working with older people as a care home Manager, has been appointed as a Peripatetic Manager based at Wordsworth Houseand will bring her extensive skill set and experience to the role.

Throughout her career in care, Michelle has gained a number and range of qualifications, including NVQ Level 4 Registered Managers’ Award and a qualification in safeguarding vulnerable adults.

The home is also undergoing refurbishment work as part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.

As part of the refurbishment work, the foyer and reception area of the home is being re-designed to make it more accessible and welcoming and a number of bedrooms are being redecorated to make them more appealing and comfortable for residents.

Located on Clayton Road in Jesmond, Wordsworth Houseprovides nursing care for up to 73 elderly residents.

Wordsworth House is part of Akari Care and aims to maintain lifestyles as similar as possible to those enjoyed at home, with an extensive range of activities which individuals can enjoy and benefit from.

Michelle Daglish said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Peripatetic Manager at Wordsworth House and will bring all my skills, experience and knowledge to the role. I am passionate about providing the highest quality of care for residents and will strive to continue delivering the exceptional standard of care that Wordsworth House offers residents, as well as continuing to promote a happy culture and enjoyable environment.”

Michelle added: “The environment of a care home is extremely important and has a major impact on the lives’ of residents and needs to be safe, fresh and comfortable. This major investment will have a positive impact on the home making the home even more appealing and, above all, will offer an even greater standard of living for our residents.”


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