Meet Healthcare Assistant Alice
Alice has worked at the home for two years, previously working with adults with learning disabilities and wanted a change. Her mother has always been in the care sector and encouraged her to give it a go. Speaking about her role, Alice said “I love this home, it doesn’t look like a typical nursing home, its very homely and has really a nice environment to work in and no two days are the same. Every resident on this floor has a piece of my heart. The best thing has been learning about dementia, its hard work but it is so worth it.”
Alice continued “It is really hard when people leave as you build up such a bond, and it is difficult not to cry, it is like saying goodbye to a family member. They all mean the world to me.”
Outside of work Alice likes to socialise and watch movies at the cinema, and loves a chick flick! She also has a nephew who she looks after whilst her sister, who works at the home too, is on her shift. They do alternative shifts to make it work, her nephew is four and has just started school.
Alice also likes country and western music and some of the residents do as well so we play it whilst she is undertaking their personal care, so they have a sing-along and a dance together.
Alice is keen to keep learning and is looking to do her NVQ3. Alice said “I love being a carer, I love the fact that is so hands on.”