Andrew’s day


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

|Andrew McVey has been the manager at Millburn care home on the outskirts of Glasgow for four years. Owned and managed by Craegmoor Healthcare, a major UK provider of specialist care, Millburn provides a needs-led, client-centred service for adults with learning disabilities and is one of six such residential facilities the company operates in Scotland. The home is purpose-built, consisting of three self-contained bungalows enabling the home1s 22 residents to be accommodated according to their varying levels of dependency. In this article, Andrew describes what might be a typical working day, highlighting the varies and challenging role of a care home manager.| I arrive at the home at 9am for an immediate handover from the senior care worker who1s been on duty overnight. We run through any issues that need addressing relating to residents, care issues or health and safety concerns. I then sit down with Elaine, my deputy manager, to catch up on any issues and plan out the rest of the day. Today, our discussion





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