As we approach our Open Day, we thought it would be useful and interesting to give you a bit of insight into the background and role of our Home Manager, Angela Burns.
Q: Tell us a bit about you – your current role and previous experience?
Angela: I’ve been in management positions for about 12 years. My previous job was with Bupa and although I was employed in a regional support function, the role quickly identified that my strengths were better utilised in supporting a home, helping it achieve full compliance in accordance with regulations.
I managed the home over 4 and a half years. During that time, I helped get the home recognised both in the community and with professionals as one of the best homes to place your loved ones. The home was fully compliant and had achieved a Grade 5 when I left. It was a big challenge but very rewarding for me and the people using the service.
I’ve been part of the team at Trinity House since August 2018 and have found the challenge of seeing the home all the way from a building site to the luxury home it is today very exciting. I look forward and have no doubt we will be one of the most sought-after care homes in Edinburgh.
Q: How does Trinity House Care Home compare to other homes you’ve worked in?
Angela: Trinity House is a luxury care home and has all the facilities (and more) you’d expect to encourage and support an elderly person to enjoy the greatest quality of life.
As well as luxury bedrooms with en-suites that cater for both single and double occupancy, our facilities include an on-site chef, spacious living areas, exquisite dining areas, a well-stocked library, cinema room, piano bar, beauty salon and private gardens.
We pride ourselves in provide exemplary standards of Nursing, Residential, Dementia, and Respite Care. Our approach is more than meeting care needs, it’s about caring for the health, well-being, and interests of our residents as a whole.
My previous home had many challenges and I was able to use my skills and knowledge of the care systems to turn the home around. Work in my previous home proved that supporting staff, communicating appropriately and having the confidence to challenge and take action, where necessary, can have positive results for people wishing to use the service.
Q: What do you do to relax and unwind?
Angela: I relax at the weekend doing karaoke at a local bar. I have my own system and enjoy providing enjoyment to people who are out for an evening. Personally, I find singing a hugely uplifting experience – especially if you are a bit low in mood.
Q: What would you say to someone who is considering becoming a resident at Trinity House?
Angela: I would advise a potential resident to come to the home for a visit and experience what the home can offer. Spend time with our staff, relax in one of our comfortable lounges and even stay for a meal. I have confidence that once they’ve visited they will want to come and stay at Trinity House.
Q: Why should people come to the Open Day?
Angela: Individuals should be given the chance to see what Trinity House has to offer for themselves. At the Open Day I will showcase all of our facilities such as the café bar, spa bath, fine dining and comfortable lounges. There will also be an opportunity to experience our fabulous and well fitted out sensory room.
Our cinema room and fine salon facilities (which are inclusive of the price) provide invaluable support for individuals who find it difficult to go out into the community.
You’re invited to our Open Day!
Our Open Day, which will run from 10am to until 3pm, is an ideal opportunity for you and the whole family to come along, meet our team and experience life at Trinity House in person.
If you can’t make it along, you can arrange a private visit by calling our Home Manager, Angela Burns, on 0131 341 3444.