Top award for dementia care worker

A woman from Letchworth has become the grand champion of dementia care

A TOP award has been won by a woman who works at Freeman House Care Home in Letchworth GC.

Mohinda Dosanjh received several nominations from staff and relatives of home residents.

They were keen to make sure she was recognised for her outstanding kindness and dedication to people with dementia.

What they said about her swayed the judges to make her the grand champion of dementia care in the Quantum Care Awards.

In the running for the title were nominations from 27 Quantum Care homes in Hertfordshire.

Mohinda has been working at Freeman House for eight years.

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She said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. I find my role so rewarding caring for the residents, making them smile or giving comfort.

“Working with the team at Freeman House has given me more confidence and the training courses have helped me understand more about dementia and how we can improve the residents’ well being and quality of care.”

Maria Ball, chief executive of Quantum Care, said: “These awards give us the ability to publicly identify and thank those members of staff like Mohinda who are committed to excellence and best practice.

“We were thrilled that Paul Dunnery (local area manager of the Alzheimer’s Society) was able to present the award, it really made the evening special.

“We are delighted to be associated with The Alzheimer’s Society, who have been very supportive of Quantum Care. We pride ourselves on the quality of dementia care provided by our staff, and are absolutely delighted that our Quantum Care dementia trainers have both been recently assessed as Gold Standard Alzheimer’s Society Approved Dementia Trainers.”

Mr Dunnery said: “Over 700,000 people are currently living with dementia, rising to a million in the next few years and with the recent publication of the National Dementia Strategy highlighting the need for good quality care, I am delighted to see Quantum Care promoting care for people with dementia as a priority.”