Jarini standing in her home, Karuna Manor Care Home, without support

Jarini Ranmal was born in Uganda in 1949 and raised there until she was 10 years old and left for England. She enjoyed her student life in London and studied at Ealing College. During her working life she worked tirelessly at Gillette for 40 years as a Machine Operator.

Jarini joined the TLC family in September 2017, when she moved into Karuna Manor Care Home after having a stroke. Unfortunately, the stroke left Jarini with limited mobility and relying on the support of a wheelchair. Having moved in Karuna Manor Care Home, Harrow, our dedicated teams were able to support Jarini with regular physiotherapy in a secure and comfortable environment which resembled her cultural heritage. 

About Karuna Manor

Karuna Manor is a luxurious care home, part of the TLC Care group, based in Harrow with a focus on spirituality and quality of life. The home offers private en-suite rooms, a magnificent temple, paying homage to all faiths, and delicious Gujarati food. The attention to detail at Karuna makes for an unmatched award-winning experience.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, TLC Care invested in enhanced protocols to ensure the safety of the team and residents, which meant external members were unable to enter the home. The team of nurses and carers at Karuna Manor came together to continue Jarini’s exercises, to build her strength in order to be able to walk.

Ruth Kigaa, Home Manager of Kuruna Manor, was delighted with the news of Jarini and stated “Jarini is a very special person, and she has earned those steps herself through the sheer determination from her and the team who supported every day. After a very tough year, this has brought some real joy to all of us at Karuna Manor and we hope this long continues well into the future!

It is expected that she will walk further over time as the muscles continue to strengthen. This remarkable woman has literally taken everything in her stride and has shown great courage and passion which as a result has encouraged other residents to be more active. As other residents have seen Jarini walking around the home, they too are now willing to do regular exercises, which would have once been out of their comfort zones.

Jarini wanted to give a special thanks to Connie, Monica, Vasanta, Harsha and Mahesh who are the allocated carers on her floor as “they always take me for walks; are very polite and gentle”.

The brother of Jarini, Harish, also added, “In additional to carers, we would like to thank all the team members at Karuna Manor, all of whom do great work in looking after ALL the residents.”

Lorna Badrick, COO at TLC Care, commented: “The residents are truly the heart of our family at TLC Care. The support, compassion and care from our team is something we are all incredibly proud of; and in this case supported the physical health of a resident at Karuna Manor Care Home. Jarini’s story is one that reminds us all why we are so passionate about the work we do. It’s a genuine pleasure to see her regain strength and confidence in herself”.



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About TLC Care

TLC Care takes pride in enriching our communities by delivering outstanding care and supporting the residents in our care to live enjoyable and fulfilled lives by offering an enhanced wellbeing programme in sociable, homely environments. Through our one-team approach, the TLC family lead each day with our values of truth, love and compassion as we demonstrate meaningful interactions with our residents and provide unparalleled expert care. Delivering services from respite care to end of life support; each of our residents are the heart of our family. To view our care home portfolio, please visit www.tlccare.co.uk