Carer Carries on Family Legacy Taking Charge at Seabourne House

Beverly Harris Seabourne House Manager
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Beverly Harris joins Southbourne dementia care home, Seabourne House, as registered care home manager, carrying on the legacy from three generations of care workers.

Seabourne House, a specialist dementia care home in Bournemouth run by Luxurycare Group, has welcomed a new care home manager, Beverly Harris, to their team. Beverly has worked in care across the Bournemouth area for over 22 years, working her way up the ladder from healthcare assistant to care home manager.

After studying to become a welfare officer at Bournemouth College, Beverly’s first job in care came in 1997, working in a challenging dementia home whilst raising a young daughter. Over her career, Beverly has worked her way up the ladder and first became a care home manager in 2001. From her 22 years’ experience in care, Beverly was offered a position as care home manager at Seabourne House.

Seabourne House is a specialist dementia care home based in Southbourne and is part of the Luxurycare Group, who run four care homes across Bournemouth and Poole. Beverly is responsible for the care and welfare of all 48 residents at the home, taking over from Seabourne House’s temporary manager, Rosanne Buckingham.

As well as helping residents, Beverly is also very keen to increase Seabourne House’s community ties in Southbourne.

Beverly said:

“During my time at Seabourne House, I am very keen to work with the Southbourne community and improve the home’s community ties. We already have links with the local church café, and the residents love taking trips there. In the past, we have opened up the home for the local community to pop-in and enjoy an afternoon tea, which we will definitely do again.”

Beverly’s passion for care stems from her childhood, as her grandmother owned Poole Day Centre, an adult social care facility, and Beverly recites spending summer holidays as a child in the grounds of the home. Beverly’s mother was also a care home manager at a number of homes across the Bournemouth area.

Beverly said:

“I remember each summer holiday when I was a child, my siblings and I would visit the care centre that my grandmother ran. As well as playing in the gardens, we would help out around the centre, which is something I’ve always enjoyed. It was a natural path for me to take – following in my grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps.”

Kevin Gunputh, Founder of Luxurycare Group, said:

“All of us at Luxurycare Group are thrilled to have such an experienced and professional care home manager on board. The carers at Seabourne House offer residents an amazing standard of care and this is bound to continue with Bev’s guidance.”

Catering for all stages of dementia, Seabourne House has 48 large en-suite rooms which span across three floors. Decorated to facilitate the independence of those who have dementia, Seabourne House exists to mitigate any confusion and fear that residents may feel as an effect of memory loss.

For more information of Seabourne House, visit: www.seabournehouse.co.uk/

 

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