Ana Luncanu, a Care Assistant at Gracewell of Maids Moreton, has celebrated five years of service across Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare.
Ana first joined Gracewell Healthcare’s sister organisation, Sunrise Senior Living UK, in 2016 at Sunrise of Frognal before later joining Gracewell of Maids Moreton in 2019 to be closer to her family.
Having been a carer throughout her career, Ana says that she thinks this role is what she is best at, driven by her desire to always give residents the best possible care. She also thinks that it is important for older people to be well looked after and never isolated, especially in light of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ana also says that Sunrise and Gracewell’s values and standards of care meet those that she strives to deliver in her work.
Asked what she loves about her job, Ana says that she loves working with her fantastic colleagues and supporting residents at the care home. She added that she has made many wonderful memories over her five-year service at the organisation because of these great people.
Ana also says that her favourite memories at Sunrise and Gracewell have been around Christmas when residents come together and wear their best jewellery and clothing. “The whole atmosphere is happy and joyful for the whole day”, she added.
Speaking of her remarkable milestone, Ioana Almasan, the Deputy Manager of Gracewell of Maids Moreton, said:
“Anna is a great team member, always cheerful and always willing to help out wherever she is needed. She is a very caring lady, she loves her job and she always ensures that the residents have a smile on their faces.”
Andrea Bullen, the Homes Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Maids Moreton, said:
“I am proud to call Ana a colleague and I would like to thank her on behalf of Sunrise and Gracewell for her outstanding dedication and commitment to our residents over the last five years. Looking ahead, I hope that Ana will spend many more years supporting our residents at Gracewell of Maids Moreton.”
Jeannine Bynoe, Gracewell of Maids Moreton’s Memory Care Lead, said:
“Ana is a great asset to our team and is conscientious and hardworking. She works well with her colleagues to ensure that our residents receive the best care and attention. Ana is always smiling, and it is a great pleasure to work with her.”
Harry Garston, the General Manager of Gracewell of Bookham, another Gracewell Healthcare care home, said:
“I was fortunate enough to work with Ana for two years at Sunrise of Frognal. In that time I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face and she always did everything with the residents in mind. She was a real team player and a joy to work with, always asking everyone how they were with a genuine desire to know. She is a example of what a carer should be and I feel extremely lucky to have worked with Ana. Congratulations on reaching 5 years of service!”
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