Dedicated staff celebrate 75 years of care

Three members of staff from Rogers House, Abbeyfield Kent’s care home in Gillingham, have a combined total of 75 years of caring for the homes residents.

Lorraine Laker, Pam Hartmann and Val Banfield began their employment at Rogers House when the care home first opened in 1992. The three dedicated staff members have an extremely close relationship and have cared for residents since Rogers House opened nearly 25 years ago.

Lorraine says: “The most rewarding part of this job is when you see so much improvement from a resident and they have made so much progress since they first moved in with us. That’s just what the job is all about, it means everything.

“Being a carer is a career, and over the years we’ve had so much laughter. It’s a family, as cliché as that sounds, it’s true!”

Rogers House will be celebrating its 25th birthday at the end of this year. The care home has cared for over 1000 residents since it has opened, and will continue to do so for many more years!