I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Rebecca, and I am the manager at The Firs Nursing Home in Taunton. As a Registered General Nurse I have had a varied career, including working as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse before returning to hands on nursing, then moving into care home management. One of the things I love about nursing in a residential setting is that we have the opportunity to really get to know our residents and their families, enabling us to care for each individual just the way they would like.
When the time comes for an individual to move into residential care it can be a difficult adjustment for both them and their loved ones. At The Firs we understand how hard it can be and will work with you as you settle in and feel at home. We are a friendly team who all work together to make this a fun place to live and work whilst also ensuring we continue to learn, developing our service to be the best it can be.
As a manager you will often find me out in the home, chatting to our residents, visitors, and staff. I'm committed to understanding what we are doing well and what we need to improve. I welcome feedback – both the good and the not so good – what we don’t know we can’t celebrate or improve. If you’re in visiting pop in for a chat or I can be contacted via telephone or email if this is better for you.
Rebecca Cattell – Registered Manager