I was eager to go into work knowing that I was going to be busy.
The residents always greeted me, were genuinely happy to see me and that made me smile.
Every day I would learn something new,
everyone was keen to take the time to teach me something in a new area...we had a routine, we strived on working as a team in a clean and healthy environment and being organized made the kitchen run smoothly though out the day.
Hardest part of the job was being at work and having anxiety about the behaviour of my Autistic son Patrick.
I wanted to be there for him but i also didn't want to let my residents or team down.
Management i cant fault. Caring, understanding.
They always thanked me, encouraged and showed their appreciation.
Working with the elderly.
Experiencing first hand that we do get older, life is not forever.