Caring came naturally
My nursing journey began when I was 15 years old. That’s when I started working at a local nursing home during school holidays. Whilst I was there just over the holidays at the beginning, I always felt everything about care came very natural to me and I believe this is what led me to pursue this career.
Making a true difference
When I’ve finally started professing, that’s when I realised just how fulfilling this career is. I get to help people every day, and whilst there are ups and downs just like in every other aspect of life, seeing how my work is making a true difference amongst people in need is an amazing feeling.
A passion rather than a job
Whilst sounding a bit cliché, I honestly believe that caring is born within a person and not fostered, as you can always learn some of the skills and accumulate the right type of knowledge. However, having the right attitude and liking people comes from the heart. Possessing these qualities helps with many daily challenges and, alongside values such as respect, honesty and dignity, helps to foster human connection and build trust which is so important in this profession.
Working with Direct Homecare
As well as possessing these qualities, I always felt like I wanted to make a difference and help people feel comfortable and to live better lives. The combination of these two factors is what I think ultimately led me down this path. When I started working at Direct Homecare, what really impressed me straight away was the approach we had for each client. None of our care plans are standardised nor rigid. Everyone is unique and therefore, their needs and personal preferences are unique too. And we really don’t have any boundaries as to how far we would go for a client. If they have a crazy wish or a dream, we just see it as a challenge and we start thinking and planning on how to make it happen.