Catherina McAleese S.R.N
Longmead House Residential Care Home is managed by Catherina McAleese who is also the owner of the business. After training to S.R.N. level at St James’s Hospital in Balham, Catherina proudly nursed in the NHS in London for some 17 years with particular specialisation in surgery, gynaecology and diabetic care. After significant research, and the necessary hands-on experience in nursing home management, Catherina immediately recognised the opportunity presented when Longmead House was offered for sale in 1987.
In the intervening 30 years Catherina has build up an enviable reputation of exemplary service provision, dedicated leadership and the ongoing development of the highest residential home standards. In that time the business has been expanded and modernised as the true potential of Longmead has been realised.
The Team at Longmead
Catherina leads a team of qualified and very experienced staff including a number of internationally trained R.G.N.s. All staff at Longmead undergo an extensive training programme and hold NVQs in Social Care ranging from level two to level five. Staff gain further expertise through the continuing commitment to care excellence at Longmead. The dedicated care team’s principal aim is to offer the highest standards of care provision 24 hours a day and to ensure that the residents individual needs and requests are met, whilst encouraging as much independence as possible. The staff assist with all activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming and all other areas of personal care as required. Continuity of care is assured both day and night including the supervision and administration of prescribed medication.
There is well established and dedicated total staff group of 18 at Longmead House made up of our care staff together with the kitchen, facilities and domestic teams.