Sarla, inspiring Warrigal Employee
I’ve loved everywhere that I’ve worked, be it military, detention center, hospital, aged care. I don’t know what it is that keeps me attracted. They say “If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work another day in your life” I have to agree…. I live passionately; I love life, live on the edge and try to make the most of what is left.
I never thought working in Aged Care would be so rewarding. The end journey of a person’s life is often what gets forgotten about and not talked about enough. Older people made such a huge contribution and now that they have gone through this disease process where they don’t remember things, I just think it is very difficult and frustrating for them. I just want to make a difference in older people’s lives wherever we can. I encourage staff to interact with residents, help them, take residents outside, get to know them better by asking them about their family stories and nurturing them. Seeing couples separated, husbands and wives coming in every day to visit their loved ones just break my heart. I just try to make every moment really special for our residents and their family.