Cumnor Hill House isn’t your average care home… here in our home, we go the extra mile whenever and wherever we can, and we help you to do the same. You’re probably wondering what we mean by that, but unlike most other care homes, we have a state-of-the-art in-house gym, complete with a visiting physiotherapist!

Sue Sanders-Clarke is the Cumnor Hill House physio, and her wealth of knowledge – paired with our brilliant equipment – certainly sets us apart from other care homes, whether it’s here in Cumnor, Oxfordshire or further afield.

Sue’s career started out at St. Mary’s in London back in 1983, moving to the Churchill Hospital upon qualifying. With Heatherwood in Ascot, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and St. Luke’s Hospital in Oxford all featuring on her impressive CV, we’re delighted that Sue’s part of the Cumnor Hill House team. She has helped so many people get back on their feet – quite literally!

Sue helps our residents in many ways, including assisting chair-bound residents to improve mobility, posture and seating, boosting residents’ confidence and helping to maintain good circulation and movement; she really does work wonders and promotes independence, which does wonders for our residents’ confidence.

If someone keeps on sliding down in their chair, Sue works out why this is happening by looking at both their chair and their posture – it may be that specialist seating is required, such as a one-way slide seat, or they may need repositioning more regularly. Additionally, if someone’s in need of a wheelchair, Sue can submit the referral.

When people have been hospitalised following a stroke, if they’re not well enough to go straight home, they often stay in a care home to recover. Without the proper assistance and equipment, it can be a struggle to return to full health, but here at Cumnor Hill House, we have done as much as we can to make this a possibility and we really do try to help people get their lives back to normal.

About her role, Sue said: “I love my job, I just love meeting people and working with them, trying to help them. They genuinely appreciate the opportunity to improve, and I get to motivate and rehabilitate them. It’s such a pleasure to see the smiles on their faces when they reach targets and milestones.”

Find out more about the equipment Sue uses with residents in our recent article on the Cumnor Hill House gym – and if your friend or family member is living with us here at Cumnor Hill House and isn’t already benefitting from this fantastic service, speak to a member of the team today to find out how we can help.

Last but not least, thank you to Sue for all that she does for the people living here at Cumnor Hill House!