2 December 2020

#PeopleofArcare – Patricia Arancibia-Collao

#PeopleofArcare learns more about Patricia Arancibia-Collao, Residence Manager at Arcare Sydenham. Patricia is equipped with over 21 years of Arcare experience and is a valued member of the Arcare community.

Q. What do you enjoy about your role?

It’s the personal satisfaction of knowing that I am doing a job that genuinely makes a difference in people’s lives. Being surrounded by smiles and laughter from my team and most importantly, the residents and their loved ones. It this that makes my job rewarding. 

Q. What word comes to mind to describe your time at Arcare?

Family. There is only one word for me FAMILY! Providing a sense of trust and security for all is an important aspect at Arcare Sydenham.

Q. Fondest memory so far in your Arcare journey?

There are so many stories I don’t even know where to begin. I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by people who truly appreciate being part of the Arcare family and part of my team. I often find myself asking…how did I get so lucky?

Q. What tips or advice would you give to those looking to work in aged care?

I recall the time I was unsure of what it was I actually wanted to do. I was just finishing VCE and all I knew was that deep down I wanted to be surrounded by people and be able to help. It wasn’t until I did work experience at the age of 15-16 that i realised…”this is it”. This is what I want! I can only say that if you really want something…go for it!

Q. What do you do outside of work?

I LOVE dancing!!!! Love meeting new people, love adventure and most of all special surprises. Big or small. I love knowing that no matter what decisions I make in my life…i will have no regrets. Life is too short!