Nobody is perfect – What sort of manager are you and what sort of home are you best suited to manage?

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

With considerable help from my dictionary, I have come up with the following definitions of the word “manage” and examples of how it might be used in the context of a care home: 1. To be in charge of; administer: I manage a care home; I’m in charge of the whole place. 2. To succeed in being able to do something despite obstacles; contrive: I manage to provide delicious, nutritious, beautifully presented food on £3 a head per day. 3. To have room, time, energy etc. for: I manage to give regular supervision to all staff and to create care plans that involve residents and their relatives and are really useful to the staff. 4. To exercise control and give direction, often in a tactful or guileful manner: I manage to get the staff to work as a team even though some of them are not yet as co-operative or committed as I want them to be. 5. To contrive to carry on despite difficulties, especially financial ones: I manage to provide excellent care even though the local authority fees are woefully inadequate. 6.

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