Meet May Noonan Centre Assistant Manager Amy, who describes herself as a happy, friendly and supportive person.
Amy chose nursing as her career path as her mum was a nurse, and she wanted a career that would make her feel proud and provide a sense of achievement. After completing her studies at SWTAFE, Amy began working at May Noonan 13 years ago as a Personal Care Worker doing the night shift. Many opportunities have helped her grow and develop as a nurse during this time, and now working as the Assistant Manager.
“I have been so lucky throughout my time at May Noonan to have had some really great mentors and team members. I have always been encouraged to take the next step and keep challenging myself. I don’t think I would have pursued anything like this without the help of those people,” Amy said.
Amy’s current role involves liaising with different teams throughout Lyndoch and May Noonan and still undertaking regular nursing duties, which she loves.
“I’m so lucky in my role because I can still do what I love, which is nursing and having one-on-one time with the residents. I’m also involved in making changes and improvements, which is such a great opportunity to have,” she said.
Amy’s advice to someone thinking about a career in nursing or aged care is to take those first steps and get exposure because once you see what it is really like, you’ll love it.
“It’s the kind of career that can take you anywhere. There are so many roles that I didn’t know existed before working in aged care, and there really is something for everyone.”
In Amy’s spare time, she loves being surrounded by family and spending time at home on her hobby farm.
Thanks for sharing your story Amy.
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Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
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Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
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Family Members of Living@Home clients
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Michelle (Living@Home client)
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Christine (Living@Home client)
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Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
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John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)