When did you join Regis?

I joined Regis in December 2014 as an Assistant in Nursing at Regis Sippy Downs. Currently I’m on secondment as an Admissions Coordinator for our Sunshine Coast Homes – Regis Kuluin, Maroochydore and Sippy Downs.

What attracted you to work in the aged care sector?

Working in aged care has changed my life for the better. The residents have taught me things about life that I could never have imagined. Caring for people is incredibly rewarding and I like to think we make a huge difference in people’s lives every day in the way we treat them.

Spending time with the residents, and having a laugh with them is something I treasure. Our focus is on resident welfare and it is at the center of everything we do to make their daily life better.

What does a typical day look like in your role?

I handle admission enquiries, bookings and do tours of the Home. I love meeting new families and hearing their stories as I walk them through the process.

What does kindness mean to you?

Considering other people, respecting them and being generous towards them by the way we behave.

How do you prioritise your mental health?

Most mornings before work I either run, walk or go to the gym – it makes me feel good and prepared for the day. Not only this, but spending time with my family as much as possible!

Do you have any advice on improving mental health?

  1. Having healthy routines
  2. Looking outwards and seeing what you can do for others rather than focusing on ourselves
  3. Being kind to ourselves and positive self-talk.

What do you like about your role / your team / Regis?

I love working with my teams and seeing everyone support each other on a daily basis. I’ve had managers and mentors over the years at Regis that have inspired me and given me a chance to work in new roles and supported me wholeheartedly. I love helping families in what can be a stressful time when a family member suddenly needs aged care; I’m passionate about making the process easier for families and residents, and being gentle and approachable with them throughout the process.