West Midlands Care Associations Excellence in Care Awards
We can all agree that Tony was an absolute gem throughout the pandemic and without him our residents contact with family and friends would have been more infrequent. This is why we nominated him for an award in the West Midlands Care Association Excellence in Care Awards.
We are so pleased to share with you all that Tony's contribution was recognised and that he won the Award.
Well done Tony, very much deserved.
Here is what some of our families said:
Tony is absolutely amazing. Throughout the very tough last year, when we have been unable to visit our beloved dad Tom, Tony has been our lifeline and has kept us connected as a family through regular video calls. Tony is always cheerful and positive, wears the most wonderful colourful clothing to cheer everyone up and nothing is ever too much trouble. We don't just get a video call, but Tony reads out dad's cards to us, shows us his new clothes and gifts and gives us an update on what he has been doing. I can honestly say that without Tony we would have struggled to keep going during the pandemic, as we were missing dad (who has dementia) so much. The fact that he is a volunteer and does all this without pay is incredible. Tony really is one in a million and deserves recognition for his selfless, caring work.
Geraldine & Michele Mannion
Tony has been a friend to Dad, Elly and myself in our video conversations. He's someone who doesn't know all our history, and to whom we can tell our stories and reminisce a bit together. He's a great listener and makes entertaining conversation, with a wry sense of humour very similar to our own.
Its always busy at ACH and Wednesday 13th was busier than usual. We had the Riverbrook Medical Centre team on site to vaccinate our residents and a few staff. They also brought the press with them so we now have a few TV and press stars. Vera, at 106, got a special mention.
Cesar's 60th Birthday
A special day at the home on 18th January as Cesar celebrates his very special 60th Birthday.
Read this great article on Myhomelife about Andrew Cohen House
Thank you and Good Luck!
On 21st May 2020 Estelle Rowe ended her tenure as Director of BJCC. She has decided to retire after 3.5 years at the helm. We are extremely grateful to Estelle for everything she has done for BJCC and she leaves on a high after our recent CQC rating. We wish her a happy retirement and a great time with her third grandchild who is due to arrive any day.
Sharon Grey had since been appointed as CEO of BJCC. She will carry out this role in conjunction with her role as Home Manager of Andrew Cohen House. Kirsty Turner will support her in her new role as Business and Finance Manager.
CQC Rating Released
Following an inspection on the 5th March 2020 Andrew Cohen House was rated Good by the CQC and Excellent in Care.
Read the full report here.
Well done to everyone, and especially our care staff for such wonderful results.
Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic we have had to change our approach to all visitors.
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