Anna Owsicka, Home Manager at luxury Batley care home, Lydgate Lodge, has been awarded ‘Home Manager of the Year’ at the Ideal Care Awards 2022 for her inspirational leadership and care in the home.
The Ideal Care Awards were created in 2019 to recognise, reward and pay tribute to staff at Ideal Carehomes who constantly go above and beyond in their roles.
After receiving over 1000 nominations across 14 categories, including Resident Outstanding Contribution, Care Team Member of the Year, and Beyond the Call of Duty, a panel of judges chose a group of finalists for each category.
Those finalists were invited to a ‘dress to impress’ gala dinner at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, where the judges announced the winners of each award. The announcements were live streamed on the Ideal Care Awards Facebook page for the finalists’ friends, families, colleagues, and residents to watch.
After revealing that Anna had won the ‘Home Manager of the Year’ award, the Ideal Care Awards judges praised Anna for ‘working tirelessly to improve the home, and always having time for her residents, their families, and the care team’.
Having worked in care for the past 17 years, Anna joined Ideal Carehomes in 2021 as Care Manager and progressed to Home Manager in January 2022, after showing exemplary care and initiative in the home. Anna said,
‘I still can’t believe I won! It’s lovely to be recognised for the work you do. I’ve put my whole self into Lydgate Lodge and winning has motivated me to continue doing what I’m doing. This award really tells me how much my work is appreciated.
‘I’m ready to take on any new challenges to ensure that our residents, families and staff joining Lydgate Lodge feel like it’s ‘a home from home’.’
Stacey Linn, the Managing Director at Ideal Carehomes, said, ‘Since joining Ideal Carehomes last year, Anna has been an inspiration to our teams and our residents. Anna shows care and compassion in everything she does, giving her all to make Lydgate Lodge such a warm and welcoming place to live and work. We operate 32 Care Homes across the country so to with this award is a huge achievement. Congratulations, Anna, and thank you for all you do for our home!’
Lydgate Lodge is a luxury residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. Offering 24-hour, person-centred care and 64 stylish en-suite bedrooms, Lydgate Lodge is proud to be rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).