Elizabeth Aldridge has been Director of Care for our Residential Home since 2001. Elizabeth not only brings to the table the necessary business skills to operate successfully, but complements her professional skills as a General Nurse with an Orthopedic Nursing Certificate, is a certified Holistic Therapist and holds the City and Guilds Registered Managers Award. She has had many years experience in the care of the elderly. Prior to acquiring Penns Mount, Elizabeth was a valued member of the Force Cancer Support Team based at Wonford Hospital Exeter in Devon, heading up their Therapies Unit. In addition, Elizabeth also holds a Relate Certificate in Counseling Skills.
Edward Aldridge has been a Director of Penns Mount since 2001 having had previous experience operating his own financial and property companies for the past 30 years. He has responsibility for the financial management and economic health and well-being of our Home.
Karen Steffe is the Home’s dedicated manager. She has 18 years of Care Home Management experience and holds the City and Guilds Registered Managers Award. Karen has many other professional qualifications – too numerous to mention. She is front of house, sensitive, and caring, and also extremely wise in her perception, coupled with the appropriate balance between caring and managing effectively and efficiently. Karen is brilliant with our residents and equally professional and understanding to their loved ones visiting Penns Mount. She is pro-active in co-opting input when necessary from the various health care professionals, and the home is quick to identify situations that require medical intervention and support from the GP’s and other health care professionals. Karen and her team pride themselves on spotting the warning signs that sometimes present themselves with our residents. They are incredibly perceptive when it comes to your loved ones needs.
The Care Team is headed by Kelly and Sandra – our Senior Care Assistants – the constant eyes and ears of Penns Mount. They are highly qualified and have many years of care experience on the front line. They are naturally intuitive and above all they uphold the philosophy that ‘your loved one comes first’. Our Seniors are complemented by 12 trained Care Assistants, Chef, Housekeeper and Maintenance Person.
Training. The Home is fully committed to staff education and skills development and encourages training in QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) at all levels of care and invests in further specialist tuition in areas relevant to our residents needs.