Care Innovator Award 2018
Winner: Ami Penfold, Acorn Court Care Home
Runner up: Lesley Malone, Athena Health Care Group
Third place: Sheela Antony Samy, Chosen Care Group
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_testimonial author=”Robin Wells, Director of Person Centred Software” job_title=”Judge for Care Innovator Award 2018″ portrait_url=”https://personcentredsoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Robin-Wells-crop.jpg” background_layout=”light” module_class=”pcs-blue-box” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ body_font_size=”16″]Ami demonstrated a passion and experience for care far greater than her years. As a Lifestyle Coordinator at Acorn Court Care Home she started taking her 4 week old daughter Elsie into the care home and from this developed ‘Little Acorns; weekly classes for pre-reception age children, in which residents could take part. The effect was palpable, with one resident, who had not uttered more than 3 words at a time after 7 years in care, saying, ‘what a beautiful little baby,’ whilst those with dementia showed improvement and others started to eat better.
There is now a passion and drive to replicate this success across many homes and hopefully this award will help in some small way to publicise this success in delivering innovative person-centred care to young and old alike.