CARE HOME, NEW MILTON, HAMPSHIRE
CARE HOME, NEW MILTON, HAMPSHIRE
Lisa joined the Chestnut Court team in February 2016, initially working nights as a Team Leader. She has now taken on the role of Home Manager at Chestnut Court. She works hard to be supportive to residents, their family and friends and is on hand for a chat if there are any concerns.
Lisa will always go the extra mile. She has grown in confidence since progressing to the role of Home Manager, she values the support she receives from the team at Chestnut Court and the Business Support Centre.
Lisa has a bit of a sweet tooth and readily admits that her weakness is chocolate cakes and biscuits.
Emma splits her time between her role as Home Administrator and working within the domestic team. She plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of the home through both the administrative and domestic support she provides.
Emma worked for a major retailer for eight years, before leaving in 2013 to pursue a new career in care at Chestnut Court. Emma was pleased she made the move to Chestnut Court, which she’s found very friendly, and special in the way we care for the elderly.
Emma has completed both an NVQ Level 2 in Housekeeping and an NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service.
Prior to working at Chestnut Court Daniel worked in fast food and pub restaurants but has found working at Chestnut Court has given him a much better work/life balance, which makes it a pleasure for him to come to work each day.
Daniel told us: “I really enjoy coming to work, It’s just like being at home and cooking in your own kitchen I’ve got to say it’s the nicest job I have ever had. We are just like one big happy family and everyone works well together to achieve the best for the residents. The management team are very supportive, encouraging and down to earth you can have a laugh and joke with them, it makes for a very friendly place to work. I have been encouraged to progress, and been given the training required for the role”
Health Care Assistant [Nights]
Pam is our longest serving member of staff at Chestnut Court. Pam has worked in care since leaving school at the age of 16, getting the urge to work in care when she undertook work experience in a care home. Pam has many years’ experience delivering care to the elderly.
Pam told us: “I really enjoy interacting with the residents and making a difference to their daily lives, this is helped by the environment at Chestnut Court which is friendly and homely.
I have been given many opportunities to improve my knowledge and achieved a NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care. Chestnut Court encourages you to do your best and supports you to develop your career if you wish to do so”.
Gibin Benny Jacob
Senior Care Assistant
Gibin is one of the Senior Care Assistants at Chestnut Court, he has been working at the home since the end of 2021. In 2019 Gibin moved to UK to complete his postgraduate studies in engineering, whilst studying at university he also worked as a health care assistant. In 2021 Gibin graduated from university and joined the team here at Chestnut Court.
In his daily activities at the home Gibin takes care of many important tasks including writing and reviewing care plans, monitoring patients’ vital signs (like blood pressure and heart rate), completing patient medication records and keeping families up to date about their relative’s progress. Along with his fellow seniors, he is also responsible for supervising a team of care assistants ensuring their daily tasks are being carried out correctly. Gibin told us “I really enjoy working at Chestnut Court.”
Senior Care Assistant
Aswathy is one of the Senior Care Assistants at Chestnut Court Care Home, she has been working at the home since the middle of 2021. In her native country of India, Aswathy is a registered nurse, completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2014. She has extensive experience having previously worked as a staff nurse and clinical instructor in India. In 2020 Aswathy came to the UK to complete her post-graduation studies in nursing before joining the team at Chestnut Court.
Aswathy told us “As I am from the healthcare field, I love to work in a care home setting and I consider it as a service to humanity. I have been on a journey with Chestnut Court which I am still on enjoyably. I am leading a team of dedicated staff, embedding good practice and seeking ways to keep improving our service.”
Senior Care Assistant
Archana joined Chestnut Court in August 2021 as a Senior Care Assistant. Archana has had a very varied career, she completed her post-graduation studies in Mathematics and then in 2015 worked in a cooperative bank as Branch Manager. In 2020 she attended the University of Northampton to complete her master’s in business administration, as well as studying for a level 3 qualification in adult social care.
Before joining the team at Chestnut Court, Archana worked at St Matthews Healthcare in Northampton as a Care Assistant. Archana told us “Working in the health and social care field is my passion. I am happy to get a chance to work with the team at Chestnut Court. I love working as a senior carer because I like to care and support residents and their loved ones in the difficult time in their lives.”
Nalayini Vijayakumar is a Care Assistant at Chestnut Court, having joined the team in November 2021. Nalayini completed her master’s degree in computer science in her home country and had previously worked as a teacher. In 2021 she moved to UK to study again for her master’s degree, attending university in Bournemouth. Originally, she started working part-time at Chestnut Court while studying for her degree and has now joined as a full-time care assistant.
Nalayini told us “I feel very proud to work at Chestnut Court, I love my job and like being part of the team here at the home. I find helping the residents very rewarding and like to make a positive difference to their life. I have recently been involved in the minibus trips with the residents and this was particularly enjoyable. I like to see the residents enjoying themselves on outings of their choice.”
Natasha Chido Chirimumvura
Natasha has been working as a Care Assistant at Chestnut Court since August 2022, having previously worked at a nursing home for elderly people and at a children’s home in Zimbabwe. Natasha is passionate about working in the care industry; “I have always been keen to work within the care industry as I enjoy helping people, providing them support when they can’t do things for themselves and helping them to feel independent.”
Natasha’s role at Chestnut Court involves supporting the residents with their personal care, assisting them at mealtimes and helping them to take part in fun and stimulating activities. She also writes up daily reports about the care and support provided to the residents. Natasha told us “I really enjoy every aspect of my job, I find the work fulfilling and enjoy learning new things every day.”
Jessymol Cheripurathu George
Jessymol joined the team at Chestnut Court as a Care Assistant in October 2022. In her role as Care Assistant, Jessymol supports the residents with their every day needs and ensures they are well cared for. She enjoys helping the residents to feel content and comfortable, supporting them to live as independently as possible.
Jessymol had previously worked at a nurse in India for more that 15 years before coming to the UK, so has lots of experience caring for those in need. She enjoys the spirit of teamwork that is evident at the home, it is a positive environment to work in and she enjoys spending time with her fellow team members and the residents each day. Working at Chestnut Court, Jessymol appreciates the training provided and opportunities for career progression.
Nadine took on the role of Healthcare Assistant at Chestnut Court towards the end of 2022. Her job involves providing the residents with personal care, assisting those that need help at mealtimes, giving physical support to those that have poor mobility, helping to serve meals throughout the day and receiving residents’ relatives when they visit the home.
“I enjoy working with the rest of the team here at Chestnut Court, they feel like my family now as I spend so much time with them. I am very grateful for the kindness and support they have all shown me, particularly during my initial transition into the role and working for Beritaz Care. My favourite part about my job is doing activities with the residents and seeing their enjoyment whilst taking part in activities.”
A snapshot of Chestnut Court
Chestnut Court Care Home is a welcoming haven for those requiring short-term or longer-term continuing care, given by our experienced and dedicated team of staff. The home provides residential and specialist care, with 25 single rooms and offering adapted en-suite facilities.
Home comforts with the advantage of 24 hour care and support, companionship and a sensitive understanding of personal choices and changing moods.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Effective caring for Alzheimer’s and Dementia requires a team dedicated to delivering well-planned, patient, compassionate and consistent care with an understanding of the stages and changing behaviour associated with these conditions.
Respite, Convalescent & Day Care
At Chestnut Court Care Home we provide a variety of short-term care options for your loved one. We have rooms available for respite or convalescent care if you require some extra support for a period of time, as well as individual day care.
The privilege of providing support during difficult times is something that we never underestimate, helping families and loved ones is at the core of our nursing and care service. Treating our residents with kindness, patience and understanding at all times.
We take a person-centred approach to providing care for residents with learning disabilities. Our care staff are on hand to support residents with their physical, emotional and social needs, whilst encouraging as much independence as possible. Activities are tailored to suit the individual and include day to day living skills.
Exceptional care is at the heart of what we do at Chestnut Court Care Home. Every member of our team is dedicated to the delivery of appropriate, sensitive and discrete attention to our residents at all times and in every circumstance.
- Own furniture if required
- Adapted bed facilities
- Emergency call system
- Pets by arrangement
- Phone point in room and mobile access
- Internet access
- Television point
- Wheelchair access
- Newspaper or magazine delivered (by arrangement)
MIND & BODY
Our activities and events
- Short walks to the local town shops and amenities
- Various outings in minibus
- Weekly mobile shop
- Sensory games and activities
- Musical performances by local entertainers
- Regular visits from the Church chaplain
- Gardening club
- Various games and puzzles
- Newspaper reviews
- Variety of themed days for seasonal events
- Monthly coffee morning
- Events for family and friends
- Jointly organised events within the community
FINE DINING & RELAXING SPACES
Dining & communal areas
- Dining suite
- Home-cooked food
- Seasonal menus
- Two comfortable lounges
- Library and reading area
- Emergency call system in communal areas
MEDICAL & PERSONAL CARE
- Weekly in-person ward rounds with the Care
Home Assessment Team
- GP visits by arrangement
- Regular visits from the district nurse and community practitioners
- Support from physiotherapist and occupational therapist to help residents maintain and improve their mobility
- Regular hearing tests and optician visits
- Chiropodist visit every six weeks
- Hairdresser visits fortnightly
- Laundry services provided at no extra cost
Chestnut Court Care Home Timetables
Chestnut Court Care Home Manager: Lisa Shaylor
Address: Chestnut Court Care Home, 9 Copse Road, New Milton, BH25 6ES
I joined the Beritaz Care family in 2016. I first started at Chestnut Court as a Senior Carer initially working night duty, I was then supported in my role to become the Deputy Manager and now I can proudly say that I am the Home Manager. I can honestly say that I absolutely love my job and making a positive difference to the lives of our residents. Chestnut court is a real home from home. Our residents’ happiness, comfort and safety are at the heart of what we aim to achieve.
Chestnut Court Care Home Staff Studies
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Single en-suite rooms
Activities & events
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We are so happy that my mum has found her way to Chestnut Court Care Home. She calls it “home” and is relaxed and feels safe. The staff are all amazing and will do anything to help her, she only has to ask. Nothing is too much trouble. Everyone (without exception) is cheerful, friendly, so helpful and very efficient. We only looked at one care home, we didn’t need to look further. So well managed.
Kathy S, Daughter of Resident
I found it very interesting to see what happens in a nursing home but I could not do the job. The staff at Chestnut Court Care Home are very good to the people around them. They are very helpful when I go there. All I can say is they are very good at their jobs, they are the people you really do need around.
R.C, Husband of Resident
My mom has been in Chestnut Court Care Home for a year now. The level of care she receives I believe is second to none. The manager is so incredibly kind, caring and friendly as well as wholly professional. This ethos is therefore passed down to her team who all show such a high level of care and kindness to their residents. Whenever I visit, the team and the residents are so friendly and welcoming, it is a delight to be there. There seems to be nothing that is too much trouble for the staff and they seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs.
Dawn H, Daughter of Resident
What our customers say