Originally from Nepal, Sneha came to Alexandra Gardens on a student placement while undertaking her Nursing degree. She quickly fell in love with aged care and was excited to accept a Carer role here while she finished her studies. We snapped her up as a permanent RN once she qualified.
What do you love about aged care Nursing?
I love talking to the residents and finding out about their life stories. I particularly like helping residents in our secure dementia house – I become so attached to them. Just by spending one-on-one time with them, I can find ways to communicate and keep them calm. I play country music on the ipad and we sing and dance together. I’m now a fan of Slim Dusty! I love that my role is more than only clinical tasks – it’s about connecting with the residents.
How does PresCare support you to use your clinical skills?
Our Care Manager empowers me to make clinical decisions independently, but support is always there if I need it. This allows me to build a full understanding of the needs of the residents in my care, so I can respond quickly and with confidence.
What would you say to others considering a career in aged care Nursing?
I think the difference between a hospital setting and an aged care setting is that we really get to know the residents over time. We enjoy more responsibility and have more collaboration with a wider medical team. Caring for the older population is a very rewarding career.
At PresCare Alexandra Gardens, we love supporting our Nurses like Sneha who are passionate about making a difference to residents.