Montrose consists of 21 bedrooms all individually decorated and residents are encouraged to make their rooms more homely by moving their personal belongings in with them. 14 of these rooms have en suite bathrooms and one room has a shower. Each room has a hand wash basin and three rooms have assisted baths. The home is an extended Edwardian building that has been refurbished to modern standards. The garden has been recently landscaped making it fully accessible for those with disabilities and includes the residents’ own fruit and vegetable patch.
Living & Dining
Montrose has two ground floor lounges as well as a separate dining room where residents love to eat together and talk, over the wide range of delicious and nutritious home cooked meals.
Jackie started working at Montrose in 2012 after several years as a team leader for a local domiciliary agency.
After three years of working as a senior carer, Jackie moved across to the homes very own (and irreplaceable) administrator!
Jackie's background in business and administration supported her transition into the role of administrator for the home. Jackie also worked as a childminder for over 20 years which, along with her overwhelmingly caring nature, provides a patient and nurturing aspect into the senior team.
Jackie coordinates the excellent and friendly communication between the home and the outside world, ensuring that no enquiry is too big or small.
Jackie passionately organised activities and events within the home. She builds and maintains excellent relationships with staff, residents and relatives/visitors to the home.
Jennifer joined Montrose as the Deputy Manager in the beginning of 2012.
Jennifer spent the first five years of her working life in the health and social care sector where she specialised in working with adults with complex learning disabilities and behavioural challenges. Here, she found an in-built passion for providing the very best standards of care, whilst advocating for those who could not communicate independently. Whilst finding a natural flare for her work and priding herself in successful achievements, Jennifer achieved her NVQ's 2 and 3 in adult social care with a specialism in Learning Disabilities.
Jennifer's passion for consistently raising the standards being provided to those within her care, was what gave her the drive and passion to learn, work and earn her way in to a position where she felt that she could make a difference to those who were in need of care and support.
Jennifer went on to study Health and Social Care at University followed by two years of working senior roles in both elderly care home and domiciliary settings, preparing her well for her role as the Deputy Manager at Montrose.
Jennifer's role very soon developed into the home's Registered Manager, where she created a team of staff who worked with her in raising the bar in every aspect of the way in which the home ran.
The passion Jennifer holds for the consistently excellent level of care provided to all of her residents, has inspired the way in which the staff work on a day-to-day basis. She has worked tirelessly over five and a half years with the staff showing them how to provide the very best standards in all aspects of care.
Since working at Montrose, Jennifer has studied and achieved her teaching qualification (PTTLLS) and several Social Care specific courses. She has also studied with the Open University in Dementia studies.
Jennifer has passed on her skills and passion throughout the homes within the company, while supporting the other homes over the years.
Jennifer maintains an excellent relationship with the multi disciplinary teams in the local area including health care professionals, social workers, pharmacies and local surgeries.
Jennifer prides herself in maintaining an open door policy with her staff and with residents and their families at all times.
Senior Care Assistant
Maria began at Montrose in early 2013 as a night care assistant after two years working in domiciliary care. Since at Montrose, she has developed into an invaluable colleague and the leading member of the senior team.
Both Care staff and senior staff members look up to Maria's experience and wide range of knowledge in caring for the elderly. Maria has an excellent, in depth understanding of dementia care and challenging behaviour, care planning and medication management. Maria's hard work, commitment and passion for her job filters through the staff team, and her skills support the effective and successful running of the home.
Since at Montrose, Maria has studied her level 2 and 3 in health and social care, and is very quickly accomplishing her team leading course.
Liz is one of our longest serving members of staff here at Montrose!
2017 being her 10th year working in the home, Liz has worked from a Care Assistant in 2007 through the ranks of Senior Care Assistant, to more recently earning the role of Deputy Manager in 2016.
Liz has achieved her NVQ 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care, and is currently studying towards her Team Leadership course.
Liz prides herself in her family-orientated lifestyle and is the first to appreciate the connections with families and their loved ones! She is kind and passionate about her role at Montrose, and delivers a consistently excellent approach to the highest standards of care in the home.
Never shying away from hard work, Liz has embraced and supported the positive changes over recent years and has played a significant part in the success that Montrose has become.
Liz manages the home alongside Jennifer and the experienced senior team, providing a consistent level of support to the running of the home, the staff, residents and all who visit.
Liz has a significant amount of in depth knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly, dementia care, the individual residents and all systems in place which make it such a reputable home.
Senior Care Assistant
Lauren is our newest addition to the senior team at Montrose! Joining us in 2016, Lauren holds an NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care, and is also studying toward her team leadership course.
Lauren possesses an extensive level of commitment and an inspiring desire to develop and learn.
Lauren plays a significant role within the home and the senior team itself. She has a natural, kind and compassionate personality, and willingness to go the extra mile for everyone.
Lauren has found her own place within the senior team. She now plays the role of leading new staff within their roles, and provides a professional and friendly atmosphere to all around her! Lauren has developed an excellent knowledge of the care planning and medication structures within the home.
A hairdresser visits the home every week and undertakes all aspects of hairdressing for both our male and female residents. A chiropodist visits the home every two months. A massage therapy and yoga session takes place on a monthly basis and the therapist is available privately if required. Like our other homes, Montrose has an events organiser who puts together a bespoke activities programme for each resident taking into consideration their personal likes and interests.