A Mansfield care home, Red Oaks, is proud to welcome former Business Woman of the Year, Lin Amos, to head up its devoted team. With over thirty years of experience in care, including dementia, palliative and clinical, Lin has spent the last twenty of these years in leadership and management roles.
In previous roles Lin has managed Holmes House in Leicestershire, Edingley Lodge Care Home near Newark, part of Barchester Healthcare, and spent five years working as Operations Manager at Tynefield Court Care Home in Etwall, near Derby.
Roger Daniel, CEO of Red Homes Healthcare is delighted to announce this latest appointment, stating:
“We needed an experienced manager for Red Oaks, in order to deliver the exceptional care our residents deserve throughout these unprecedented circumstances. Lin is an exceptional carer and shares the same values and ambitions as myself and the Red Homes family. As a beloved mother and grandmother, she brings a combination of a warm maternal instinct, extraordinary personnel skills and meticulous organisation to this management role. I know every staff member at Red Oaks is over the moon with this appointment and we have already received lovely messages from the residents and their families.”
Lin Amos, General Manager at Red Oaks Care Community, said: “I couldn’t have wished for a warmer welcome from the staff and residents at Red Oaks. Caring for people is a calling not a job. Managing a care home has many challenges, especially at times like this. I have always been drawn to helping people and I was lucky to have a wonderful, close relationship with my grandparents. It was seeing how they were treated as elderly citizens within the community and being totally dissatisfied with their end of life care, that spurred me on to create caring homes that would bring love, respect and dignity to every single resident, regardless of their situation when they come to needing residential care. For me, I ensure everyone in my care gets what I would have wanted for my own family. Here, I am part of a team that believes we are one big family – our staff, residents and their families – and Red Oaks is our home.”
Lin continued: “There’s always ways to improve the standard of care you can give and our team is committed to providing the very best person-centred care. Getting to know our residents from the moment they arrive, including their past life and experiences as well as understanding their personality and nuances enables us not only to get their care package right, but it allows us to really build a strong bond with them and their families. That is when you create a home from home experience for all involved.
“In the UK there is still so much fear and many taboos around end of life care. It’s a part of life that will come to us all and I feel so privileged to be able to help families as well as their loved ones during these times.
“I feel sad that it’s taken a pandemic to really shed a light on the many incredible carers in the UK devoting their lives to care for others, but at last we are getting recognition for the work we do. Although we are pleased to state we have not had to deal with any Covid-19 issues with our residents, we’ve still had to manage instances of staff isolations and cutting down on family visits. However, we are able to continue visits for our palliative residents through scrupulous PPE and social distancing. We’ve been inundated with kind messages of support and thoughtful gifts from our residents friends and family and members of the community which really helps to keep our spirits up. Our ‘keeping in touch’ campaign has generated many beautiful pictures and poems from local children and I can’t begin to tell you the joy they bring to us all, especially our residents.
“There is no room for complacency in our sector– everyone living at Red Oaks deserves the very best quality of life and everyone at Red Oaks is 100% committed to ensuring this is what they get. My ambition is that we will be the care home of choice for the region and one of the best in the UK.”