A new memoir called A Most Precious Gift by Oxfordshire’s Susie Green is an insider’s perspective on happenings at a care home.
Come through the doors of the care homes with the care home manager, the home to our elderly, vulnerable adults, and their final home. Experience the day-to-day life as a registered manager and share some of the tales she tells.
Susie tells her tales of horror and heartbreak but also those that will make you laugh and smile and happenings you will find unbelievable… Life in a care home, written by a care home manager.
This little book will touch hearts and give an understanding of what it means to work in our care homes, the people we meet and those we care for, and those we work with.
A Most Precious Gift is a token of thanks to all the staff that work in care homes and for those that showed their commitment and empathy working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Susie Green started her nurse training in 1978, qualifying in the early ’80s. She has worked in general wards, as a GP nurse, and as a school nurse. She spent the last 6 years of her career as a care home manager, turning struggling homes around.
Susie says, “I knew I had stories and tales that happened in my time as a care home manager that just had to be written down. Nursing is a career that is so hard to walk away from, I missed it terribly and felt guilty for ending my career, so I thought it would help to write my tale.
“My inspiration came from the Care home staff, service users, families, owners and multi-disciplinary teams and social services I worked with. Some characters I will never forget.
“I wanted people to understand the life and responsibilities in the role of a registered care home manager. I wanted to give people a little peep at what happens through the front door of a care home.”
Susie lives in a 17th-century cottage in Oxfordshire with her husband, 2 whippets – Albert and Annabelle – and a very large British Shorthair cat called Eric.