The sincere support Cedar Lodge provides for residents, relatives and staff extends beyond the care home. This has resulted in the team winning multiple awards throughout 2019.
Activities Team of the Year – Winners at the Frimley System South Awards
Frontline Leader of the Year – Winner at the Surrey Care Awards
Management Team of the Year – Runners Up at the Caring UK Awards
Nenita qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1990 in her native Philippines. She has worked all over the world, including nursing in hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Singapore, before moving to the UK in 2004. She began working at Forest Care as a Nurse and then progressing to Clinical Lead, Head of Care, Deputy Manager and now Registered Care Home Manager of Cedar Lodge.
Nenita’s hard-working nature and open-door policy gains respect from her staff, gives relatives peace of mind and enhances the lives of residents. She naturally leads her team by example in offering exemplary person-centred care to her service users, which her workforce reflects. in 2019, Nenita was selected as winner of the Frontline Leader of the Year at the Surrey Care Awards.
Jayne started working with us at Cedar Lodge in 2014 and has quickly become part of the team and is equally committed to ensuring each and every resident is happy and well looked after. Jayne is a passionate member of the team who is proud to work at Cedar Lodge.
As Administrator, Jayne is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functioning of the home and supporting Nenita to ensure everything happens as it should. This involves a variety of tasks such as employment checks, enquiry handling, show rounds and admissions, to being a point of contact for residents and relatives while dealing with their day-to-day requests.
Florisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has built up 17 years of experience working in the UK as a nurse in a variety of medical settings. Florisa has now been working at Cedar Lodge for 10 years and is our compassionate and dedicated Head of Care.
With an extensive background in nursing, Florisa is responsible for managing the clinical care of the residents in the home. This involves supervising the Nurses, Senior Carers and Carers to ensure residents receive person-centred care in accordance with their assessed needs and plans of care, along with focusing on their mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Bhanu has been working as a professional Chef for over 10 years.
For 3 years, Bhanu has worked at Cedar Lodge as our talented and passionate Head Chef. He works hard to develop a menu that is appealing to residents while focusing on their nutritional and dietary needs.
Bhanu brings his strong creative flair to work every day, presenting his food in artistic ways and making sure there is a strong colour balance on the plate. Cooking with seasonal fresh foods is important to Bhanu, who is passionate about caring for our residents through his meals.
Wendy, Selma and Frith are our award-winning activities team. They excellently nurture residents’ social and mental wellbeing, alongside their physical care within the Activities they provide.
The activities team uses care plans and consider residents’ histories and hobbies to plan respectful activities that enhance lives, encourage socialisation and stimulate memories. This is an important part of our person-centered care.
Our care team is built of over 40 Care Assistants and Senior Carers who work hard to assist residents with their immediate needs.
Carers and Senior Carers are an important team that undertake a variety of training, giving them the confidence and skill set to provide exemplary care to our residents.
David is our Handyman who works very hard fixing things and making sure our home runs smoothly. This involves ensuring that any maintenance/repair works are carried out promptly and efficiently with minimum disturbance.
David is a wonderful support to the home and will often participates in special activities.
Jacek is our talented groundsman who continues to work very hard in making our outdoor spaces into enjoyable surroundings.
From maintaining our wild flowers, feeding the birds in the aviary and building new features in our gardens for our residents to explore, Jacek constantly brings news ideas to the outdoor spaces of the home.
Every month we celebrate the hard work of our team by choosing an Employee of the Month. Residents, relatives and staff are all invited to nominate individuals.
Congratulations to David who is our Employee of the Month for January.
Forest Care is delighted to announce the CQC has rated Cedar Lodge ‘Good’ on its most recent inspection. The home has been rated Good across all areas, meaning the service they provide is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. A great achievement for all the team at Cedar Lodge in Frimley Green.
We celebrated our staff and their 5, 10, 15 and 25 years of service during our 30th Anniversary celebrations. The Mayor of Surrey Heath and Frank Fogarty, owner of Forest Care, helped us to hand out certificates and gifts to each of our long serving staff members.