Alphington Lodge was acquired by husband and wife team, Paul and Jessica Nery, on 21st April 2015. Alphington Lodge was under-performing at the time and Paul and Jess have invested substantial time and several hundred thousand pounds to upgrade the care practices and the physical structure of the home.
“I joined this industry after caring for my father in his old age”, said Paul Nery, Alphington Lodge Director. “The home was struggling when we acquired it. So it has been all the more rewarding to see the vast improvements to our residents lives that our efforts have achieved”.
The home held a successful Summer Fete on Saturday, to mark the re-opening, with over 120 people in attendance; and performances from local musical bands – “the Hatman & the Fatman”, “Tony Scott” and local children’s dance group, the Majorettes. In a speech to the residents, families and guests, Paul thanked everyone for their hard-work. He especially thanked Clare Titley, the manager of his other care home, The Homestead, in Exmouth, who helped turn-around Alphington Lodge. “The Homestead is an excellent home, with a top-notch reputation in Exmouth. Clare’s unflagging dedication and efforts have helped transform Alphington Lodge into another Homestead – where we put our residents first and promote their individuality, independence and happiness in a family-like setting.”
Paul and Jessica also welcomed the addition of a new Care Home manager, Christine Hill, who will help to maintain and continually improve the recently refurbished 28 bed care home. “Our residents are the most important people in our home, and I look forwarding to maintaining and building on the improvements that Paul, Jessica and Clare have made over the last four months”, said Christine, who has 35 years’ experience in care.
Jessica Nery, director at Alphington Lodge, also thanked The Royal Bank of Scotland for their support throughout the process: “Alphington Lodge was a tremendous project and we were not sure we would be able to find a bank that would be prepared to support us through such a substantial task. However, RBS has shown themselves to be a valuable business partner, providing us with a broader insight into the industry. We genuinely felt like Nick was a valued counsel to our business rather than a bank manager”
Nick Connors, Relationship Director at RBS added: “Paul and Jessica are an ambitious couple who are certainly putting themselves on the map as a credible care home operator in the South West. As a bank we are delighted to support care home operators expand and achieve great success which Paul and Jessica, with their successful acquisitions of Alphington Lodge and The Homestead, are demonstrating year on year.”