Specialist care provider Vida Healthcare is celebrating a decade of providing care to people living with dementia.
Vida was founded in 2010, and opened its first care home, Vida Hall, in 2013. The home is currently rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Vida currently boasts 550 staff across three care homes and provides care for over 230 residents.
Vida Healthcare MD James Rycroft said: “My father and I established Vida to transform the care available to people living with dementia. It was clear at the time that many traditional residential care homes simply didn’t have the resources or expertise to fully support their residents who were living with dementia.
“We set about challenging perceptions and practices in dementia care, with an emphasis on reducing the use of medications and instead providing bespoke environments and alternative therapies. I’m extremely proud of how far Vida has come since we opened the doors to our first care home back in 2013. This anniversary is a significant milestone and over the years I’ve been privileged to work with an incredible team of people, and to provide outstanding care for our residents and their families. Our staff are the lifeblood of our company, and I’m grateful to them for their continued dedication and passion.
“While we’ve created a scalable model which enables us to develop new homes, over the next five years we’ll focus on our existing homes to ensure we maintain our levels of care and can offer a personalised service to our residents at all times.”
Sharon Oldfield, home manager at Vida Court, is celebrating her 10 year anniversary with Vida. She said: “Vida Healthcare is a fantastic place to work thanks to the emphasis that is placed on staff and resident wellbeing. One of the initiatives that has encouraged me to stay at Vida is the incredible training platform, Vida Academy, which was established to provide all staff with career development opportunities. Thanks to the platform, I’ve been able to work my way up to Home Manager at our latest care home.”