The White House residential home in Ashmans Road, Beccles, has held a special presentation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of senior care assistant, Kim Messenger.
Kim originally joined the home in 1989 as an evening care assistant and today continues to support residents as a senior care assistant. With experience also in home-based care, Kim completed her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and has become a dependable and loyal member of the team, who goes the extra mile for residents.
Alongside the home’s manager Adina Marginean, Maggie McDow, Director of Clinical Operations for the Healthcare Homes Group, visited the home to present Kim with a special cake, certificate and gifts. The presentation was held to thank Kim for her continued hard work, support and dedication over three decades.
Maggie McDow, Director of Clinical Operations, Healthcare Homes Group said: “It is quite clear that everyone here feels very lucky to have had Kim as part of the team for the last 30 years – and they look forward to the next 30! On behalf of everyone at Healthcare Homes, I would like to extend our gratitude to Kim for dedicating herself to the home and the residents who live here.”
Adina Marginean, Manager of The White House said: “Kim has the patience to make a difference to the residents’ day. She also has excellent relationships with all professionals coming into the home whether it is doctors, nurses, chiropodist or hairdressers.
“Kim has built some very special relationships with not only the residents but the staff too. She has friendships outside of work with the staff but is still able to be professional whilst running the floor. Over the years, her main role has been senior care assistant but she is more than happy to help with cooking or domestic work at the home when needed. Kim is a rock and is excellent at supporting our residents in a friendly, professional and caring way.”
Added Kim: “I have always worked with elderly people and have enjoyed it; caring comes from within. Over 30 years, I know I have made a difference to the people I care for – and that makes me very proud.”