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There was a subdued kind of heaviness, an unspoken stress that everyone was feeling
“I’m a housekeeper in the high acuity unit. We have the best isolation rooms, so COVID patients are sent here if they don’t need to be intubated and in intensive care. With COVID...
We joke around, talk and if we have time, play cards with them
“My main roll as a care aide is to help people with getting dressed, eating, using the bathroom, and laying down. We socialize a lot with the residents as well, especially right...
The highlight of each day was being able to really talk to them, hear them laugh, or see them smile
"I began working in the kitchen at my site for a few years until I switched to housekeeping. I enjoyed working as a housekeeper, but wanted a change so I recently switched to a...
I work with a great team where everyone is very supportive of one another
“I’ve worked for 4 and a ½ years as a Dietary Aide at a long-term care centre. I cook, prepare food and serve the food to residents. One of the things I enjoy the most about my job...
One of the toughest parts is helping residents understand why they can’t have visits with their families
“I got into this work because I was really interested in working in health care. My mom is a Care Aide as well and suggested that this would be a good way to get a sense of whether...
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...