‘Outstanding’ manager at Brendoncare Alton

Tina Manterfield, Alton Care Home Manager

Brendoncare Alton has recently welcomed a new manager to the care home and housing with care development in Adams Way, Alton – and one who has led her previous home to an ‘outstanding’ rating.

Tina Manterfield has transferred from Brendoncare’s home in Froxfield, near Marlborough, which in December 2016 was awarded a rating of ‘outstanding’ by care home regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC’s report particularly praised the management of the home, saying “People received high standards of care because the management team led by example and set high expectations of staff about the standards of care people should receive.”

Tina recently likened her role managing a care home to that of a conductor of an orchestra. “It’s about keeping all areas of the orchestra playing the same tune in harmony. As a manager, if you focus on one instrument for too long the others start to go out of tune.” She continued “With a dedicated team, we make beautiful music and not one instrument outshines another, nor can they make the same sound alone.”

Tina is now immensely looking forwarded to directing her new ‘orchestra’ at Brendoncare Alton. In this, she is extraordinarily lucky to have a committed team of staff, a number of whom have worked at the home since it first opened 20 years ago and who have provided continuity to residents and their families throughout this period.

Brendoncare Alton is part of registered charity The Brendoncare Foundation, which has been supporting older people for over 30 years. The home provides nursing and dementia care for up to 80 people, divided into smaller households for a homely feel. Also on the site, the Mary Rose Mews apartments offer independent living with the peace of mind that there is a range of care and support services on hand, if and when required.

Tina’s door is always open for anyone interested in finding out more about Brendoncare Alton. Alternatively, more information is available by clicking here or by calling 01420 549797.

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