Laurie works as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) at a long-term care home in Swift Current.
Her Home Care/Special Care Aide course has prepared her well for her very busy days which consist of a wide variety of jobs.
In addition to providing a range of personal care support for her residents, Laurie also does laundry, cleans, spends one-on-one time with residents, monitors and orders food and supplies; evaluates mobility and overall health of residents, answers call lights and communicates with the rest of the health care team to ensure they can maintain a safe environment for both residents and staff.
Even though Laurie’s days are hectic, she enjoys her work.
Seeing the smiles on residents and families faces, and hearing “I missed you” from the residents even though she has only been gone for 12 hours makes her day.
It is with pleasure that we celebrate Laurie and all our CCAs who are valuable members of the nursing family and a part of our health care team of front line heroes.