The Activities Coordinator at Abbeywell Court Care Home has been named as a Residential/Nursing Care Home Champion in the Dignity in Care Awards 2020.
Anna Majkut was announced as a winner in a digital ceremony that took place on 11 November, having been nominated by the relative of one of the residents she cares for.
The nomination explained that Anna goes out of her way to keep residents happy and entertained through activities such as karaoke, arts and crafts, trips to local venues and garden parties in warmer weather, as well as boosting their confidence with personal care – assisting ladies with anything from manicures to hairstyles and fashion. Anna was recommended for always putting residents first, with their dignity being her main concern.
In a year where in-person visits at care homes have been restricted, the praise for Anna extended to her concern for the wellbeing of residents’ relatives too. She understood how difficult it was for families to be unable to see their loved one in person, so she personally provided them with updates and photographs to keep them informed.
On being named a Champion, Anna said: “The dignity and wellbeing of the residents I support is my priority, so I’m humbled and proud to receive this award. It’s a heartwarming reminder to our entire team that we really are making a positive difference to people’s lives.”
Mahesh Patel, CEO at Minster Care Group which runs Abbeywell Court, said: “As a national care home provider, Anna’s achievement is an inspiration to us all. The well-deserved recognition she has received for going above and beyond to deliver care with patience, compassion and empathy to all of our residents is a testament to our values. We are incredibly proud of her.”