Lime Tree Court is a family owned business. It was owned and run by Georgina Rixon from 1980 until 2017 when she passed away. Then it was bought in 2018 by her son and daughter in law; Melissa and Cameron Laing.
Melissa is the Nominated Individual for Lime Tree Court and is responsible for supervising the management of the care home. Melissa has a background in Human Resources having worked at a senior level for large corporations for over 15 years. For the last nine years she ran her own fitness business, specialising in fitness for those with specialist needs and adults with learning disabilities. Melissa is now 100% focused on the management of Lime Tree Court and supporting the staff wherever needed and ensuring needs of the residents, families, regulators and everyone associated with the business are met. Melissa and Cameron have two teenage children and two dogs… one large, one small.
Sharon Nix has worked at Lime Tree Court for 26 years starting as someone who just worked nights to becoming the Registered Manager two years ago. Sharon has always looked to further her knowledge of care and dementia is the area that she specialised in, just as Lime Tree Court has become a specialist home for people with Dementia. Sharon says ‘Dementia is a cruel disease but people with dementia still have the ability to feel and interact. I believe that our residents need individual care and this must be offered with love and respect. We treat our residents as we would want our own family to be treated’.
When Sharon joined Lime Tree Court she had no children, she now has two grown-up children who have grown up visiting Lime Tree Court. 2018 was a very special year for Sharon as her first Grandchild, Polly, was born, she too has visited Lime Tree Court, just like her children have over the years.
In addition to Melissa and Sharon our staff consists of two senior carers, three supervisors, fifteen carers, one activites co-ordinator, two cooks and two members of staff who cover the domestic duties. We ensure at all times that we have adequate staff cover. During the night, a minimum of two carers are on duty. Developing a well trained staff is of critical importance to us. Staff working at Lime Tree Court are required to complete Mandatory Care Skills Training in thirteen subjects.
To further complement and promote ongoing development of staff several supplementary training suppliers are used.