New Home Manager for care home of the future

Sharon Oldfield, home manager; and Bernadette Mossman, healthcare director at Vida Healthcare

A new home manager has been appointed at Harrogate-based Vida Healthcare’s new state-of-the-art care home, Vida Court, which has been built to transform the care available to people living with dementia.

The UK’s leading provider of specialist dementia care has appointed Sharon Oldfield as home manager who has been with Vida Healthcare since it was founded in 2013. Sharon will bring eight years of administrative and management experience to the role.

Originally hired as an administrator at Vida Healthcare, Sharon has since carried out roles including general manager and trainee registered manager.

As home manager at Vida Court, Sharon will be responsible for the continued safety and security of residents and staff, maintenance of services, and journey to join Vida Healthcare’s two other care homes, Vida Hall and Vida Grange, as a CQC Outstanding rated facility.

Sharon said: “I took a leap of faith and joined the pioneering team at Vida in 2013. Eight years later I continue to be so proud of the innovative, caring and passionate team I’m a part of which strives to deliver the highest level of care to our residents.

“I’m immensely privileged to have been appointed as the Registered Manager at Vida Court and am looking forward to challenging myself in this new role. I will strive to emulate the achievements of the outstanding CQC rated, caring, innovative, and award-winning staff teams at Vida Hall and Vida Grange.”

Once full, the 68,000 square foot care home will hold 100 residents and employ a staff team of approximately 220 people. The initial staff team at launch will include 40 members across care, operations, and administration.

Bernadette Mossman, healthcare director at Vida Healthcare, said: “We chose Sharon because she’s been with Vida since day one and understands how we operate and the standards of care we require.

“Sharon has been consistent in the quality of her work, and her dedication to Vida and our residents has been exceptional. Kindness, hard work and attention to detail are all traits that Sharon excels in and we are delighted that she will be such a key part of the launch of Vida Court in September.”

Dubbed the care home of the future, Vida Court has been designed with innovative and industry-leading facilities to enhance resident’s daily living activities and wellbeing to the optimum potential.

The 12 seater cinema, convenience store, hair salon, florist and coffee shop are included in the home of the future to provide residents with a level of normalcy and consistency with their previous home beyond the realms of a traditional care home.

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