My Mum is a nurse and growing up she worked in Aged Care, I would visit the home she worked at before and after school. I really enjoyed the company and stories of the elderly and feel my desire for a nursing career was embedded then.
Everyday is a professional challenge and eternally rewarding.
The ability to use your clinical judgement to advocate for the residents when liaising with health professionals and allied health. You form unique bonds with not only the residents, but their families which enhances their care needs and clinical outcomes.
Coffee!! And the diversity of everyday and knowing that today won’t be the same as yesterday.
The opportunity to grow and learn with both support and appreciation. Regis has high standards and to be able to incorporate the same standards into my professionalism is gratifying.
Care that is dignified, safe and tailored to their needs and choices.
Nursing is a career that never stops giving, you learn new things everyday and the opportunity to grow is limitless. To be able to care for someone when they are at their most vulnerable emotionally or clinically is a really special privilege and some of those moments are forever in your heart.
Listen – communication is essential in aged care.
It is a day-to-day adaptation; Regis has worked well and hard to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents, staff and families. The feedback from Elermore Vale’s residents, staff and families has all been really positive.
Every morning I have a coffee outside with my dog and watch the sunrise, this allows me to clear my mind and focus on what needs to be done for the day.