There has been much to learn from the residents in the nursing home, and Smitha has found that adopting their optimistic outlook helps her push forward both in work and life. Now pursuing a Diploma in Nursing at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, she hopes to further her career in the Community Care sector.
Leaving her workplace for studies was an emotional decision, especially when residents expressed sadness as they bid her farewell – but Smitha looks forward to her return.
“Hopefully when I’m back, those residents are still there and I can continue caring for them.”
Supporting seniors in their silver years may sound like a formidable task, but Community Care professionals like Smitha and others see great importance in the work they do. Be it providing companionship, empowering the seniors to age gracefully or relieving caregiver pressure, they believe their efforts have long-lasting positive effects on individuals, their families, and the wider community.
Kudos to all community care professionals for their tireless efforts and hearts of gold.