Krista joined Gardiner’s as a Care Manager in March 2015. In September 2018, following Annabel’s retirement, Krista took on the role of Registered Manager.
When did you join Gardiner’s and what is your background in care?
Before joining Gardiner’s, I worked in the care sector for 10 years, starting as a health care assistant and then progressing to a Senior care worker/Care Coordinator, assisting with all aspects of the care industry.
Why the care industry?
When I first started in the care industry I was already a full-time childminder and decided I would like to care for adults as well. Having started my journey in the care sector, I soon realised this was a career I found extremely fulfilling and rewarding so eventually, it became my full-time job.
What makes Gardiner’s Homecare different?
Gardiner’s is a company I feel extremely proud to work for. When I joined, I soon realised how dedicated the staff were to their service users, staff in the office and out in the community. The minimum hour duty allows service users to maintain as much independence as possible in their own home, allowing care workers to have the time to support them without having to rush off. We always strive to provide the best possible care to our service users and when we receive the wonderful feedback from the service user or family members, this is something that makes the job very rewarding.
What’s your proudest achievement?
Raising a beautiful family, both my husband and I are extremely proud of our children and the young adults they are becoming.
What are your five favourite things?
My five favourite things would have to be.. spending quality time with my family, horses, my dogs, achieving my full potential in either my home or work life and sleeping…I try to achieve as much of this as possible!
Krista’s email address is Krista@gardinershomecare.co.uk