I am Christine Small, the General Manager of this residential care home. I am also a registered general nurse and have been working in health and social care since 1992. I have vast experience, knowledge and skills working in both nursing and residential care homes throughout London. I started working at Nazareth Care Finchley in June 2014. I have a team of staff who support me in the running of the home and would not be able to accomplish the success the home receives without their input.
Head of Care
Rebekah our Head of Care has been working for Nazareth House Finchley since September 2015. She is well respected by residents, their families, their friends and her colleagues. Rebekah supports the manager in the daily running of the home. She works together with the senior carers offering support and guidance in developing person centred care plans for the residents. Rebekah also provides training for our staff team in various subjects and enjoys it very much.
Max our Catering Manager has a vast experience working in various care homes throughout London. His team consists of 4 catering assistants and one chef. Our kitchen has received 5 stars from the local environmental health inspectors. We are also proud of the good reputation gained for providing a varied choice of food to meet the cultural and dietary requirements of all those who live in the home. Our Chef Maria is well known for her delicious cakes served during afternoon to our residents and visitors.
The housekeeping team works constantly in maintaining a clean and odour free environment. Visitors always comment on the ambience of the home, quoting “it looks like a hotel” and are delighted to know that all our rooms are en-suite, with wet rooms.
Visitors often comment on the warm greeting received from our receptionist. We are often told on how friendly and welcoming the home is.
We employ 2 maintenance operatives. Their responsibility is to ensure that all equipment are in working order and that all aspects of Health and Safety are adhered to, which provides a safe environment for people who use the service. They also carry out day to day repairs around the home, to enable residents to feel safe, and that small things such as changing a light bulb is dealt with in a timely manner.
Janette and Karl provide varied activities within the home which help stimulate and keep the residents entertained. They are constantly adapting and personalising the activity programme to meet the needs of the residents. We also provide external activities such as visits to the sea side, Christmas lights, shopping centre, and wild life parks. They also arrange visits from the community such as entertainers, magicians, musicians, theatrical groups and mobility sessions.
Senior Care Assistants
Our Senior Care Assistants lead and support our care staff team to deliver person centred care to the residents. They liaise with other healthcare professionals to ensure that the wellbeing and medical needs of the residents are addressed. They work together with residents, families, friends and advocates in creating, reviewing and developing individual care plans.
Our Care Assistants attend to the personal care needs of the residents on a daily basis. They are also key workers to the residents which means they act as a link between the residents, their families and friends. Care staff build an even greater rapport with the residents and are the main point of contact for any queries, or personal requests such as shopping, escorting to hospital appointments and ensuring that their rooms are kept tidy.