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Ashwood Residential Care Home

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Sharon Tinsley works as a Care Assistant within the home providing personal care and support. Sharon has worked throughout the Covid -19 pandemic and has had to undertake her weekly Covid 19- tests. Sharon has also been involved in the isolation of new patients coming into the home under the Covid -19 guidelines whilst ensuring that there have been no breaches in Personal Protective Equipment, and adhering to all regulations in sometimes difficult circumstances.

Sharon has been employed at Ashwood since 2nd October 2018. In this time she has completed her Care Certificate & Level 2 in Care Award and has worked throughout the Covid -19 pandemic. Sharon has worked all shifts over a 24 hour period, which ensures that she has a full understanding of the home daily workings and understands her client’s needs on a full 24 hour basis.

Sharon recently transferred onto the night shift pattern, and has shown her good work ethic and understanding of her clients – which is invaluable, as the client’s cannot see their loved ones inside of the home, and are mainly subject to window visits throughout the pandemic. Sharon understands that this can have a major impact on the clients especially formally diagnosed Dementia / Mental Health patients.

Sharon has been a role model for the Care Profession and throughout pandemic, has worked without absence, always with a smile and a caring word; thus aiding continuity to the people she cares for who rely heavily on routine. This in itself gives a sense of normality in some very uncertain and potentially unsettling times.