60 Seconds with Gabriela Zackova, Director of Dementia and Wellbeing at Loveday

Learn all about the lady who is progressing and innovating standards of dementia care and leading Loveday at Home, our home care service. 

How long have you worked at Loveday?
I started working for Loveday in 2017 (and have loved every day of it!)

Where do you live? Southwark
Hobbies & interests - Reading, researching random topics (lately all Covid related), watching documentaries, knitting and dancing.

Favourite part of London?
Covent Garden

Favourite restaurant?
Stanley’s Chelsea 

Favourite holiday destination?
Greece

Favourite movie?
Dirty Dancing

Career highlight?
Joining Loveday of course has been a huge career highlight. Achieving the CQC outstanding rating at Loveday Chelsea Court Place in my previous role as the General Manager was a huge accomplishment for the whole team and I am very proud to have led this.

Favourite meal to enjoy with Members?
Caesar salad.

What music gets you dancing with Members?
Anything from a musical.

Favourite part of the job? Making our Members happy!
It is hugely rewarding and makes every day meaningful.

Favourite activity to do with Members?
Singing, dancing and debating politics and current affairs 

Favourite part of the day?
The morning

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that there are people relying on me and that I can make a difference in their day.

If you could take Members on a journey anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Amsterdam because of all of our Members like a good party!

What does good care mean to you?
A home that feels like a home filled with one big happy family consisting of our Members & their loved ones and our team, enabling people to live well and do things that make them smile. As a CQC inspector, I cannot help but mention the regulatory compliance too!????