“My role as Director of Care is to ensure a high standard of quality care is provided to all residents in the nursing home. I visit every resident, every day and find out if they have any issues or anything we can do to improve the care they receive. My day can be filled with GP visits or liaising with other members of a wide-ranging multidisciplinary team.
In the acute hospital the focus is on getting the patient better and planning for discharge. I have much more autonomy in the nursing home sector by comparison with the acute sector. The fact that we can have such a positive influence on older person’s life is what makes our day worthwhile.
I would encourage nursing graduates to consider working in the nursing home sector as it is very progressive. We have a very young, vibrant enthusiastic staff. You will gain huge experience and great career diversity from working in a nursing home,”