Meet our Lifestyle Assistant, Mo
On this special occasion of Aged Care Employee Day, we celebrate Australia’s residential, home and community aged care workers. This year’s theme #ThanksForCaring recognises everyone involved in caring for older Australians. This year, we asked our wonderful Lifestyle Assistant, Mo, to share his aged care journey and what working at Cumberland View means to him.
Why did you want to pursue a career in aged care?
Working in aged care is one of the most rewarding careers in the health care sector. Aged care work offers the opportunity to make strong and meaningful connections with the residents as well as their close family and friends. There’s nothing more rewarding than walking into a room full of people smiling and knowing you are part of the reason.
What do you like most about your role and working at Cumberland View Aged Care?
I chose to work in aged care following my personal experience of caring for a loved one at home. It’s really heartwarming to be in somebody’s life and be able to help make a positive difference, not only each day but their overall quality of life. Aged care gives you the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people.
What is most challenging about working in aged care?
An aged care role can be physically challenging providing residents with assistance. We even face emotional challenges such as mental health issues, grief, and loss. Working with residents often for an extended period of time creates a strong bond. When we lose a resident and the emotional experience faced by family and friends.
What is a special memory you have from working at Cumberland View Aged Care?
There are lots of special memories working in aged care. One of them is going to work knowing you will have a positive impact on the community. It gives me the opportunity to meet a variety of people and make a great difference in their quality of life. I love to see small miracles such as residents with dementia remembering their loved ones or someone recovering from stroke and learning to talk.