The new owners of the Jeanne Jugan Residence, now known as St Joseph’s Care Home, LV Care Group, have appointed Kathy Murphy as manager.
Mrs Murphy, who is from Jersey, is a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered manager. She moves from LV Care Group’s Lavender Villa property where she has been manager for nine years. She has more than 39 years of experience in the industry, both in Jersey and in the UK.
Locally owned and managed LV Care Group, which currently cares for more than 225 elderly islanders in its four nursing and residential homes across the island, officially took over as operators of the residential property on Friday 20 December. The Group will now be entering a phase of refurbishment at the property.
“We are delighted to have officially taken ownership of St Joseph’s,” said Nick Bettany, director of LV Care Group. “2020 will see us embark on a long programme of refurbishment that will see the property modernised. We have some exciting plans for the residents including the introduction of a programme of entertainment in the onsite theatre, which will include tea dances, afternoon teas and performances which residents of other LV properties can also join and enjoy. The opportunity to widen opportunities for residents to interact with others is a simple but important activity. We also plan to invest in our team and provide further training and qualifications.”
LV Care Group, which was established in 2010 will be retaining and providing further training and qualifications to the current staff. The Chapel has been rededicated, and LV is retaining the current priest, enabling residents and the wider community to take Mass daily. The Cup and Saucer café, a meeting place for the congregation, is also being retained.
“You can feel the love, warmth and homely atmosphere on walking into St Joseph’s. We have a wonderful team of staff and lovely residents who deserve the highest standards of care,” said Mrs Murphy. “Although we are about to embark on a refurbishment programme, we will do so slowly and thoroughly, being sympathetic to both residents and staff alike.”