Sian Plant, Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) at Balmoral Care Home in Sheffield has been crowned 'Care Home Assistant Practitioner of the Year' at the Four Seasons Care Awards.
The award Sian won commends her for the way she has supported the Registered Nurses in her home, enabling them to meet a range of clinical needs to enhance her residents’ experiences.
Following over 1,000 nominations, Sian was shortlisted with five other colleagues from over 250 Four Seasons Care Homes across the UK.
Louise Morris, CHAP Project Lead for Four Seasons Health Care, who presented Sian with this award said: “Our Care Home Assistant Practitioners and our Scottish Senior Nursing Care Assistants play an important role in our homes. It was a pleasure speaking to all the finalists and they are all doing an amazing job, which made our job difficult. Sian is a true team player, a fantastic role model with a great sense of humour and is liked and respected for her work and knowledge. She has a fantastic work ethic, and nothing is too much trouble for her. The passion she has for not only her role, but the people she cares for brought a tear to my eye. Congratulations Sian.”
Peter Ostrem, Home Manager for Balmoral Care Home said: “As a Manager, Sian is the dream employee as well as a huge favourite with all her team and residents. Since progressing to a senior role last year and then commencing the CHAP program she has thrived. Sian loves to learn new skills knowing that these will enhance our residents' experiences in the home. Quite often I will have an idea and Sian will have already implemented it, as she will always go the extra mile to ensure the residents are happy. Sian is a true inspiration to all and a fantastic support to the Nurses ensuring the residents care is the best it can be. Well done Sian, you’re very deserving of this award.”
On receiving the award, Sian said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. It means so much to me. It means I must be doing something right. I am extremely happy that I’d won the award, but I want to take it on behalf of all the CHAPs out there who are going that extra mile to make a difference not only to our residents’ lives but also the wider care team.”