Meet nurse Emily at Ty Nant

We’re proud of our team across all our SilverCrest care homes and we look forward to introducing you to as many of them as we can.

First up we had a quick chat with Nurse Emily Thornton and deputy manager at our Ty Nant Care Home in Williamstown, RCT and asked her about life as a nurse at SilverCrest…


Q: How long have you been a nurse and have you always worked in a care home?

A: “I’ve been qualified as a nurse for 4 years and spent time at Mill View and Llwynypia Hospital, Rhondda Cynon Taf in the dementia unit so this gave me a good insight into dementia care. I joined the team at Ty Nant a year ago and I absolutely love it here.”


Q: Why do you like working in a care home?

A: “It was a good experience in the hospital but I knew it wasn’t for me. I am a people person but I felt hospitals lost the personal touch as you don’t have the opportunity to build up relationships and get to know patients as well in that environment. “

“Since joining Ty Nant I felt at home straight away – it’s so warm and welcoming. There is a real sense of sense of belonging here and I see it as this is the residents home and I am caring for people in their own home which is a privilege.”


Q: How does it differ from hospital nursing?

A: At Ty Nant our main focus is person-centered care and I love building up friendships with residents and their loved ones. You honestly feel like you’re part of their family sometimes!”

“Having a more hands-on approach at the care home feels like I’m actually nursing as I am involved in all aspects of residents’ daily lives. This includes meal times, activities or just chatting to them this all makes a big difference.”


Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I am a new mum so my little one keeps me busy but otherwise I like going for walks and heading to the beach when I can.