What is your name, role and Arcare residence? How long have you worked at Arcare?
My name is Preeti Dean and I work as a Quality Support Officer. I have been working with Arcare for 13 years now.
What’s your journey at Arcare, have you started in one role and transitioned to another?
I’ve had a special journey at Arcare. I started as a Kitchen Assistant, then while studying nursing I worked as a Personal Support Worker. I then became a Nurse Unit Manager which progressed to Clinical Care Coordinator and now Quality Support Officer.
What do you enjoy about your role and working in aged care?
As a quality support, I love that I can support clients to ensure they receive the best possible care.
What is a memorable moment or story you recall working at your residence with either a resident or a team member?
The memorable moment for me would be when I became a Clinical Lead at Arcare Maidstone, the management and team organised a celebration to welcome me to my new role which made me feel loved.
What pearls of wisdom or words of encouragement do you live by?
Life is too short. Live the way you want to live today, have fun and regret nothing.
What hobbies or interests do you have outside of work?
Shopping (excellent therapy), spending time with my family, weekend catch up with friends and doing Pilates.
What would you tell future aged care workers?
Arcare is the best place to work at!