Our Team
Meet the dedicated team who look after our residents

The Proprietors
Catherine and James Deary have owned and managed St Ives Lodge since 1986 when the Home was established by them.  Catherine is a registered nurse with over 30 years experience specialising in geriatric care.  James is a science graduate and works “behind the scenes” on budgetary, maintenance and regulatory issues.  Both proprietors are actively involved in the day-to-day management of the Home.

The Care Manager
Maureen Lewis has been the Care Manager of St Ives Lodge since January 2003.  Maureen has over 20 years direct experience caring for the elderly and she has achieved her Registered Managers Award, her NVQ 4 in care.  In addition Maureen has a string of other qualifications including certification to deliver training in anti-abuse strategies, manual handling techniques and in dementia awareness.

The Senior Care Team
Maureen is supported by a Deputy Care Manager, a qualified nurse and by up to six senior carers all of whom have achieved NVQ level 3 in care and all of who have many years of experience caring for the elderly in a residential setting.  In addition to the NVQ qualification,  all staff receive training in a wide range of topics, for example, manual handling techniques, administering medication, infection control, Health & safety, Fire awareness, food hygiene, palliative care and recognising and dealing with abuse.

The Junior Care Team
There are 15 carers on the staff team all of whom have either already obtained their NVQ qualification in care (level 2 or 3) or they are enrolled on an NVQ course.  These staff undertake all the additional mandatory required to achieve a sufficient level of competence in caring for the elderly.

The Support Team
The care team is supported in the Home by two cooks, a kitchen assistant, two domestic cleaning staff, a janitor, a maintenance member of staff and an administrative assistant.

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the proprietors - James and Catherine Deary
maureen Lewis duty care manager junior care team
Maureen Lewis The Junior Care team

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