Get to know about us
At Beaconville we are focused on the individual, their experience of dementia and we aim to offer as much stimulation as possible. Theraputic design technology offers clients the opprtunity to interact in the specially built sensory room with fibre optics and bubble towers. The masssage chair is a firm favourite providing relaxation and stimulation.
Care provision will never be one size fits all….
Our approach is based on respect, dignity and indivuality, an approach called person centered care.
At Beaconville we have a full-time activities team who recognise the importance of understanding a client’s history and using this knowledge to provide meaningful activity based on past lifestyles, interests and beliefs. The activities team work closely with clients, family and other staff to facillitate the opportunity not only to be entertained but engaged. One to one sessions are scheduled and in this way we focus on each client’s individuality and orientation.
Our Registered Manager
Anne Is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and is the registered manager of Beaconville Nursing Home with over 35 years nursing experience and more than 25 years specialising in dementia care.
She is an innovative force ensuring that Beaconville is at the forefront of evidence based approaches to dementia care. Anne isthe heart of Beaconville, she provides guidance and leadership to all her staff leading by example believing that “every moment matters” when providing care and support to people living with dementia.
On a personal front her interests are reading, politics, cats and she has two grown up children.
Sharon qualified as a Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities in 1985 and has specialised in dementia care for the last 20 years. Her specific interest is behaviour, person centered care, life history work and how this impacts on the person’s experience living with dementia. Sharron supports Anne to ensure Beaconville’s philosophy to “treat everyone as we would like to be treated” is at the heart of the teams approach.
Sharon is a dog lover and the proud mother of two grown up children.
Helen Forward RGN
Helen qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and move to Ivybridge in 1999. Helen joined Beaconville in 2017 bringing a breadth of knowledge with her. Her pastimes include walking her dogs, swimming, tapestry and visiting famly in Bristol.
Senior care assistant
Ian is a senior care assistant with an extended role as Fire Officer and Health & Safety Warden. He is a highly valued and respected member of the staff team with nearly 20 years experience caring for people with dementia. His role includes inducting and mentoring new staff to ensure they gain confidence, knowledge and achieve the high standards of care expected at Beaconville.
Ian is a father of 3 young boys and has strong family values which he brings to his professional life too. He is a constant source of support for everyone and has a confident, calming approach even in the most challenging of situations.
Senior care assistant
Beverly is a senior care assistant, NVQ3 and one of the long serving members of the team. She fundraises for “Help thHeroes”
Sue is responsible for managing the housekeeping team and has ensured the kitchen acheived a score of 5 food hygene rating.
She is an animal lover, enjoys crafting and floristry.
Shirley and Sandra are the activities team. They provide and organise stimulating, meaningful activities for our residents at each stage of their dementia. They have forged links with the local community, including schools and the Watermark and Memory Service.