How long have you worked at Finley?
3 and a half years.
What interested you in working in Aged Care?
I enjoy working and looking after the elderly and giving back what they have given over the years.
What is your role at Finley Regional Care? What does it involve?
I am a Residential Personal Carer, meaning I look after and meet resident’s needs. I am also a Community Carer – working with clients in their own homes and meeting their needs.
What are your qualifications?
I have a Certificate III in Aged Care and a Certificate IV in Aged Care.
What do you like most about working here?
It is a great atmosphere to work in and I enjoy listening to residents and clients.
If you had to describe Finley Regional Care in four words, what would you say?
It’s caring, pleasant, a beautiful place to work and challenging.
What has exceeded your expectations or surprised you the most since coming here?
The support that is given from other staff members and management.
Tell us one thing about you people might not know.
I can be mischievous.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to spend time with my family and grandchildren, and catch up with friends.
What’s your favourite quote or saying?
Where do you live?
What three traits define you?
Kindness, honesty and reliability.
How do you define success?
Doing the best you can in whatever you are doing.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Fairy Godmother/Dirt Girl.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Sit out on my swing in the breeze.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Help out my family.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Still doing what I love – Aged Care.
PS I love you.
Are you messy or organised?
Best vacation you’ve been on?
Choose your Mr Men/Little Miss, to describe your work personality?
Little Miss Helpful.
Do you have a favourite newspaper or blog?
Do you have an office nickname? What is it?
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Sandra Bullock (excellent actress).
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Be Prime Minister.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and why?
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you were an animal what would you be?
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
Toothbrush, toilet paper and matches.
If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be?
Keeping calm and relaxed.
If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save?
A photo of my husband.
Least favourite food?
Motto or personal mantra?
You’re only here for a short time – have a good time – live for today.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a very lovable and caring person – family is the most important thing in life.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I love to sing.
Top two life highlights?
My children and my grandchildren.
What advice would you give to recent new staff?
Do the best you can and ask for help.
What are your three most overused words/phrases?
“For God’s sake” and “I love you”.
What did you want to be when growing up?
A police woman.
What did you always want to try and never did?
Jumping out of a plane.
What do you like to do on your days off?
Spend time with family.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake up and get ready for work.
What does true leadership mean to you?
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
What is an ability you wish you had?
To click my fingers and have magical moments happen.
What is on your bucket list?
Going to the UK.
What is the first concert you attended?
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
Bringing up my children on my own.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Don’t spend too much money and never take things for granted.
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
What is the one thing, you can’t live without?
Two things – grandchildren and work.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
What are the two worst things you did as a kid?
Painting my sister’s hair and cutting my sister’s hair off.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People telling lies and being dishonest.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
What is your favourite number and why?
15 – my daughter’s birthday.
What is your favourite sport?
Was horse riding.
What is your greatest fear?
What is your hidden talent?
What is your personal philosophy?
To be empathetic.
What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?
What one food do you wish had zero calories?
What phobias do you have?
Mice, heights and invasion of personal space.
What places have you lived in?
Melbourne, Conargo and Berrigan.
What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
50 Shades of Grey.
What was your favourite book, toy, or outfit as a child?
What would you like to be famous for?
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Don’t get pregnant.
Where is your favourite place to eat?
Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
Ireland and the UK.
Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster?
You’re happiest when?
When all the family is together.
What are your hopes for our industry?
To keep growing and support the elderly.