Blandford Grange Care Home welcomes new manager
Experienced home manager Tilla Wagner has been appointed as the new manager of Blandford Grange care centre in Blandford Forum, Dorset. Tilla, who has a great deal of experience in home and team management, has joined the home focused on implementing an improvement programme that will continue to take Blandford Grange forward.
Since joining the home at the start of July, Tilla has been working on a recruitment programme to bring more care workers on a full and part-time basis to support existing team members. She is also working on building closer ties with the local community, including with local homecare providers, schools, church groups and other community-based social groups.
Prior to joining the home, Tilla was the manager of a 56-bed nursing home in the New Forest. Her expansive role also included managing a homecare operation, providing domiciliary care services to 120 clients. Tilla also supported both the residential and homecare teams with training responsibilities, utilising her previous experience as a training manager and a university lecturer.
Talking about her appointment, Tilla confirmed: “Blandford Grange is a lovely home with a great team and I’ve been made to feel very welcome by everyone. Over the coming months, I’m very much focused on improvement – looking at recruitment, team building and increasing our links with the local community. My personal aim is to make this home officially Outstanding – the fabric is certainly there to make this possible.
“I also want Blandford Grange to become a ‘hub’ in our community; a place where people gather, socialise and create friendships. I’m reaching out to local homecare providers to see if we can bring our residents and clients together for friendship lunches. I hope this will help those who are lonely in the community find somewhere they can regularly visit for companionship I am relishing my new role and look forward to creating new partnerships and connections for the benefit of our residents, and the community as a whole.”
Blandford Grange, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is based on Milldown Road in Blandford Forum and offers a range of residential, nursing and dementia care services, including respite. For more information call 01258 458214 or visit www.healthcarehomes.co.uk. ;001_uk_Tilla Wagner Blandford Grange_FINAL