Aged Care Employee Day 2022

With our wonderful Personal Care Assistant, Yash.

What made you want to pursue a career in the aged care sector?

I am from India and was very close to both my grandparents and have always wanted to pursue a career in aged care. I am passionate about providing high quality care to ensure that older Australians who move into care are well looked after in a home-like situation. I am also currently studying to be a Registered Nurse with seven months to go.

What do you like most about your role and working at Coorparoo Aged Care?

I love working with older people, hearing their experiences and talking to them to make their days better. I love to see the residents smiling and having fun. I enjoy going home at night knowing I have made a difference in the life of one, or more, of our residents.

What’s the most challenging thing about working in aged care?

Working in an aged care home can be a demanding environment to work in, and often you will be on your feet most of the day. Some residents can have a lot of challenges; however a smile will often go a long way to making someone feel better and I am happy to help where I can.

What is a special memory you have from working at Coorparoo Aged Care?

I have many special memories here at Coorparoo because there are so many special people who I share my workdays with. These are residents of the home and many of the staff.

When I first started at Coorparoo, I had lovely, helpful, and supportive team members who encouraged me and increased my confidence. I feel very privileged to have shared the last days of several residents and to be able to provide them with the very best care I could give. There are many special people here who have given me many special memories.