A Nab Wood care home has promoted two of its dedicated team members to joint deputy managers.
Brookfield Care Home is one of five homes owned and run by Czajka Care Group, and Helen Larkin and Adelajda Przykaza have worked for the family-run business for a total of more than 10 years.
Ada started her career in care as a care assistant and progressed through the ranks over the last six years, whilst gaining valuable support and training from Czajka Care Group. Ada said: “I started working in childcare at my son’s school but moved across to adult care, which I have found much more rewarding.
“I love supporting our residents and their families and helping in any way that I can. From the everyday personal care aspect of my role, to administering medications and helping with activities and organising events, every day is different. I really enjoy chatting to our residents about their past and understanding what makes them feel comfortable and at home. I feel proud to play a part in our residents’ lives and am looking forward to my new role, which will see me supporting our team’s development whilst continuing to care for our residents.”
Helen said: “I started working in care when I was 16 whilst studying for a BTEC in social care at sixth form college. Over time I have gained more responsibilities, and alongside my daily care and medication roles, I have worked hard to progress in my career.
“I help welcome and settle in new residents when they move to Brookfield Care Home, support team training, look after the care plans and supervise newer team members, but my most admirable skill is my tea making abilities! Every situation is made better with a good Yorkshire cup of tea and I like nothing more than catching up with our residents and their families over a brew!
“The people I work with are like one big extended family and to see so many smiling faces and contented residents makes this job worthwhile. My new role will see me continue to make sure all our residents are safe, secure and well cared for, whilst also taking on more managerial responsibilities.”
Konrad Czajka, managing director at Czajka Care Group, said: “Ada and Helen are prime examples of what makes a brilliant carer – it’s not a job for them, it’s a calling. Ada and Helen are ever so popular with our residents and the team at Brookfield Care Home really value their support and guidance. Both thoroughly deserve their promotions, as they continually deliver excellent levels of care whilst being highly organised, caring and dedicated.”