Carol celebrates 25 years caring for older residents

Residents and staff of Alvington House care home came together to celebrate a milestone for their manager – 25 years of service.

They threw a special party to mark Carol Pierce’s quarter of a century of service.

Carol began her career working in a hospital before working her way up from care assistant to manager of the Reigate-based home.

During that time Carol has built up invaluable experience of caring for older people and has become a much loved, colleague, friend and carer to the 22 residents and their families.

Her responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operation of the home, ensuring the care and facilities are of the highest standards and working hard to ensure it remains a home from home.

Alvington House came under new ownership of AMA Care Homes, run by the Asaria family, in December, 2014.

Mohammed and Nasekah Asaria were attracted to Alvington House by the family feel generated by those living and working there and aim to maintain and build on that friendly atmosphere.

Mrs Asaria said: “We wanted to recognise Carol’s achievement as we know how important it is to families and residents to have the continuity that comes with experienced and dedicated staff like Carol. We are also proud to have three other members of staff coming up to 20 years service with us. This wealth of knowledge and commitment is so important to us.”

Alvington House is a beautiful detached house, standing in its own landscaped grounds, adjacent to Wray Common, Reigate.

The home specialises in caring for up to 25 people aged 65 and over, who enjoy reasonable health but are too frail, or no longer wish, to continue living alone in their own homes.