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It makes me feel happy to see families reunited in the midst of the pandemic
“I am a Food Service Worker in a long-term care home in Fort St. John. I serve meals to residents while making sure I follow food safety procedures. Residents have started to see...
We have to be positive to help them feel better
“Being a care aide in long-term care means we’re on the front line. We see everything that goes on with our residents, and we’re relied on because we know what they need physically...
Every part of the team worked together to help the situation and keep residents safe and happy
“I was one of the LPNs assigned to the COVID unit during an outbreak at the long-term care home I work at – it was a stressful time for the whole team and me. To prevent the virus...
My wife and I both work in health care
“My wife and I both work in health care. I’m a housekeeper at the general hospital and she’s a care aide at a seniors’ home. During the pandemic, we both had to keep working even...
When I sing, I can see the residents smiling
“I work the night shift so I start around 11 p.m. I like working in the peace and quiet. This way, if a resident is awake or restless, I can give them lots of attention. When I...
People are friendlier in the community
“People are friendlier in the community. We went for a walk, and my friend waited outside this little coffee shop. I went in and there was a woman waiting – there were only two of...
I always talk to the residents because they need people to talk to
“I did a lot of protests in high school and elementary school, like supporting teacher and LGBTQ rights. The funniest one was to change hotdog buns from whole wheat back to white...
We work quickly but still make sure it’s perfect and safe
“At my hospital, we were all very excited to see that there’s ‘contracting in’ happening at the North Island Hospital for housekeepers. We want to see that happen for us, and it...
It makes me happy every day to come to work
“I work with seniors. Every morning at 6:45, we have a meeting with the nurses about what’s new with the residents, and what needs to be done that day. In the morning, we get...
Engaged people are happier, especially if they can ask questions and get concrete answers
“It’s been impressive how much people have done the social distancing. Not everybody believes what the province has done is right. Some feel we’ve gone too far. However, up north...