Employee Spotlight | Deputy Manager, Moorhouse

In this employee spotlight, we proudly highlight Danielle, the Deputy Manager at Moorhouse, an esteemed member of the Ashberry Care Home family. Her journey in caregiving is not just a profession but a heartfelt dedication to enhancing the lives of residents under our care.

Background and Career Journey Danielle, our Deputy Manager at Moorhouse, has dedicated many years to the caregiving field. While she embarked on her journey at Moorhouse just 8 months ago, her passion for caring started long before. Despite initially considering a path in business, Dan discovered her true calling in caring for others. It was the heartfelt moments spent looking after her grandparents that solidified her dedication to caregiving.

What Inspired Her Choice Dan’s decision to pursue a career in a care home setting was deeply rooted in her innate desire to provide care and support. Inspired by the love and care she provided her grandparents, Dan found fulfilment in making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. For her, there’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing she can bring happiness and comfort to those in need.

A Day in the Life of the Deputy Manager Every day as Deputy Manager is a dynamic blend of tasks and responsibilities. Dan begins her day by greeting residents and staff, setting a positive tone for the day ahead. From there, she dives into the day’s plans, completing audits, supporting the manager, and ensuring that the care home operates smoothly. With each day presenting unique challenges, Dan thrives in an ever-changing environment.

The Most Rewarding Part For Dan, the true reward lies in the simple act of bringing joy to residents’ lives. Whether it’s sharing a smile or creating a warm and welcoming environment, being a part of Moorhouse’s close-knit team brings immeasurable fulfilment.

“The most rewarding part of my job is making the residents smile, making a difference in their day and being a part of the wonderful team at Moorhouse- we are like a family here and we are making this home a really special place for everyone who visits”

Memorable Moments One particularly memorable moment for Dan was celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi with residents and staff. It was a beautiful exchange of cultures and traditions, where everyone came together to learn, celebrate, and embrace diversity. It’s moments like these that highlight the richness of community within Moorhouse.

Supporting and Motivating Team Members As a leader, Dan believes in leading by example and providing unwavering support to her team. She fosters an environment of open communication and understanding, ensuring that every team member feels valued and empowered.

Essential Qualities of a Caregiver According to Dan, the most important qualities a caregiver can possess are kindness and compassion. These virtues form the foundation of genuine connection and empathy, allowing caregivers to provide the highest level of care and support to those they serve.

Advice for Aspiring Caregivers and Managers

“it is a super rewarding job- one that keeps giving, to be able to make a difference in someone’s life and see the positive outcomes of your work on the wellbeing of the residents is such a joy to see and is extremely rewarding.”

Published On: 20 May 2024 | By |