Private care home operator appoints Admiral Nurse
24.10.16 Colten Care has become one of the few private care home providers to appoint its own Admiral Nurse, Kay Gibson, offering specialist dementia support in the company’s southern England care homes. Gibson said she would support residents, families and team members in Colten Care’s 20 homes, all located in the southern counties, as well as “actively going out and helping the wider community too.” She added: “I want to help raise the positive profile of care homes and how we provide dementia care.” Operations director Elaine Farrer said the appointment, created in partnership with charity Dementia UK, was a major move for the company. “To put into perspective just how important this appointment is for us as a private operator, there are more than 650,000 registered nurses in the UK but only 180 Admiral Nurses, and most of them are in the NHS. Having Kay with us is a huge step forward in our dementia care strategy,” she said.