Caring Homes has appointed Heather Hadizad as Home Manager at its newest care home, Belmont House near Sutton, Surrey. The purpose-built 60-bed home, which opens in July, offers residential, nursing and dementia care.
In line with Caring Homes’ policy for Home Managers and Peripatetic Managers, specified by Founder Director Helena Jeffery, Heather is a Registered Nurse. Helena interviews all applicants personally before their appointment to ensure that they meet the high standards and values of Caring Homes.
Heather has almost 30 years’ experience in elderly care in a variety of nursing and managerial roles, and gained an MSc by research in 2007. She started her career in a nursing home in Essex before moving to South London to take up a hospital position on a rehabilitation ward for older people. In subsequent years she has managed a stroke rehabilitation unit, and rehabilitation hospital and acute care for older people.
Heather says: “Belmont House is a fantastic new home – beautifully light and airy – and I am delighted to be its Home Manager. My driving passion is to provide excellent care for my residents, making sure they are fulfilled, occupied and engaged and we have built a strong team of professionals to ensure that is achieved.
“Prospective residents and their families have been very impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities, as have the healthcare professional who have visited. The overall response has been excellent, with a good number of rooms reserved already.”