Younger generation inspired to care
Kate Baines recently joined the Carinity Home Care team, providing support that allows seniors living in the Rockhampton region to remain living independently at home.
Switching to a career in seniors care from disability support was an easy decision for Kate, who found she always had a stronger connection with her older clients.
“I am often called an ‘old soul’. Perhaps it’s from my high school years volunteering at a local nursing home where mum worked – I find I get along with older people better,” Kate said.
When reflecting on what drives her connections with seniors, Kate shared, “Our clients have interesting and different life stories.
“They’re never shy to share them, and I really enjoy listening to them – even the life lessons on what I should and shouldn’t do!”
The wellbeing of our clients is central to the support Carinity Home Care provides, ensuring seniors remain connected in their community, especially those living alone.
“It just takes asking one question about them to start the conversation,” Kate said.
“It shows our interest in them. It’s wonderful to see how a conversation really brightens our clients’ days.”
For more information on Carinity Home Care visit carinityhomecare.org.au or phone 1300 109 109.
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