Chloe Robertson is one of our newest addition to the winning team at Regis Lutwyche QLD. (Regis Luwtcyhe has recently won the ‘Home of the Year’ in the 2021 Regis National Care Awards). She started as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) in April this year and is currently working on becoming a medication-competent AIN.

Chloe is attracted to working in aged care as she wanted to build her confidence as an AIN before embarking on becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).

“I have always been shy around people and striking up a conversation. I felt working as an AIN in aged care is the best way to acquire people skills and communicate better.”

A typical day for Chloe involves assisting the residents in getting ready for their day, helping with the meal service, and ensuring everyone is having a pleasant and comfortable day.

When asked what she likes most about her role at Regis Lutwyche, Chloe explained that she thoroughly enjoys the times when she can sit and have a chat with the residents, either sharing things about herself or listening to the stories they have about their families and past experiences.

“I love the stories they tell, how kind and big-hearted many of them are, including the chocolates they are willing to share with their AINs,” said Chloe.

Chloe loves working for Regis as she always felt supported and encouraged to become a better AIN. Her greatest motivation is the little details –  making sure each resident has a neat and fresh-smelling room, ensuring they are wearing their perfume and favourite lipstick, and that they are feeling like themselves as much as possible.

Chloe has a piece of advice for those wanting to join the aged care.

“Take care of yourself first. You can’t provide adequate care if you are unwell, tired or stressed. Giving the best care comes from caring for yourself.”

Outside of work, Chloe loves to read, write and draw. She is also passionate about baking and decorating cakes or biscuits for her family and friends. Chloe is also an outdoors person. She regularly goes for hikes up in the Sunshine Coast hinterlands, swimming in creeks and having picnics with her friends and brothers.