Teresa qualified as a nurse 43 years ago and specialised early in her career in the ‘care of the older person’. When she joined Lilian Faithfull Care in 2001, she already had 10 years experience as a home manager but took the opportunity to go back to a hands on nursing role. However, she quickly took on extra responsibilities which set her on the path to her present position.
In her role as home manager, Teresa is proud to be “leading a team which provides person centred care to the most vulnerable in our society”. Teresa has an ‘open door policy’ ensuring she is always available for residents, families and staff. She explains “Although St Faith’s is a large nursing home all the staff here are on first name terms. Our staff structure means that everyone is supported and there is always someone to talk to.” Teresa and her team work closely with families keeping them involved in the care of their loved ones and ensuring lines of communication are always kept open.
Teresa is an avid reader and enjoys her family time with her four grandchildren and two daughters who have both followed in their mother’s footsteps into the social care sector.