Meet Balmiki Pandak Limbu, the Clinical Care Manager at Regis Embleton in Perth. She joined Regis in March 2022, starting as a Clinical Team Leader at Regis Greenmount before transferring to Regis Embleton as a Clinical Care Manager in August 2022.
When asked about what attracted her to working in the aged care sector, Balmiki explains, “I’ve always been drawn to caring for others, and aged care provides an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of elderly residents who need support and care.” She goes on to say, “working in aged care is challenging but fulfilling. It’s an environment where you have to be quick to make decisions.”
Balmiki’s typical day involves checking team allocation, monitoring residents during breakfast time, ensuring that they are receiving the right texture of food and fluid, and checking the general environment for any hazards. She says, “it’s a very busy role, and there is always something to do for continuous improvement.”
When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Balmiki says, “I feel very satisfied when I feel I have achieved and completed my scheduled tasks. I also love receiving positive feedback for my team; it makes me proud to have such a wonderful team.”
She adds, “each team member is responsible and enjoys their work; they understand and respect each other’s roles. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with each member of the Regis Embleton team.”
Balmiki praises Regis, saying that the company’s values, the support she receives, and the career development opportunities make her want to continue her career path with Regis.
She says, “I changed employers within a year after starting my nursing career, but Regis is the only organisation I have worked with for over a year. I like the Regis way of doing things, and I appreciate the teamwork and respect we have for one another.”
When asked about what she enjoys most about working with the elderly, Balmiki says, “I feel rewarded when residents and family members are happy with the care we provide. It’s a fulfilling feeling to know that we’ve made a difference in someone’s life.”
For those seeking a career in aged care, Balmiki advises, “it’s crucial to have a passion for caring for elderly people. It’s not just a job, it’s a calling.” She adds, “it takes a special kind of person to work in aged care, and if you have the right mindset, it can be a very rewarding career.” She encourages everyone to “listen more than you talk, so you understand and learn.”
Balmiki’s dedication to her work, her team, and the residents she cares for make her an invaluable member of Regis Embleton. Her passion for aged care and her willingness to make a difference in the lives of the elderly residents she works with is an inspiration to all who work in the sector.