On the eve of Aged Care Employee Day, we celebrate our incredible aged care workers. The senior management team sincerely thank our employees, essential service providers and volunteers across Victoria and New South Wales.
Our staff have faced challenging conditions during this pandemic and we express our deepest gratitude for their empathy, dedication and professionalism to the delivery of exceptional care to our residents.
We would like to introduce you to one of our most respected nurses Juna Limbu.
Juna is – Acting Residence Manager and Director of Nursing at Heritage Queanbeyan. Our Queanbeyan community of residents, families and team members are grateful for her passion in recognising and respecting each resident’s individuality to provide person centered care and a positive aged care experience.
Born in Nepal, Juna moved to Australia in 2012 and started working as an assistant in nursing in residential aged care while studying to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
“As I continued working in aged care, I realised how satisfying and fulfilling it has been providing care to the elderly,” she says.
“Working in aged care is one of the most rewarding jobs in a nursing profession. I love listening to the life stories of my residents and find them inspiring,” Juna says.
“Heritage Care have supported me in my career and provided the opportunity to advance my career from an RN to an RN in charge, ACFI officer and now Director of Nursing. I appreciate Heritage care recognising my potential and giving me the opportunities to enhance my career.
“The best part of my employment at Heritage Queanbeyan is my team. The team is fantastic and we are a close knit workforce that enables me to perform to my best, which in turn permits the team to give the best possible care outcomes for our residents.
“My most memorable moment was when I was expecting my daughter. One resident was preoccupied with my wellbeing. She would ask me every single day how I was feeling and if I was looking after myself. Once I had my daughter, I brought her to the home so the resident could meet her. It was love at first sight and the resident was overjoyed to see my little one. The resident quickly became a grandparent figure as her biological grandparents lived overseas.
“If there was one thing I could say to someone thinking about working in aged care, it is that it’s a very fulfilling and humble job. The satisfaction you get by providing care to the elderly, in my opinion, is the most important job in the world. Give it a go,” encourages Juna.
Thank you Juna for caring. We are grateful to have you on our team.