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22 March 2021

#PeopleofArcare – Sudesh Kumar

This week we learn more about Sudesh Kumar, Allied Health Assistant & Lifestyle assistant at Arcare Caulfield in Victoria.

What Arcare residence do you work at?

Arcare Caulfield.

How long have you been working at Arcare?

6.5 years.

What do you enjoy about your role and working in aged care?

I enjoy how versatile my role is as it allows me to build a great rapport with all of the residents and families. Working in aged care is enjoyable because I am responsible for the resident’s experience.

What is a memorable moment or story you recall working at your residence with either a resident or a team member?

Every Monday when I walk into work and greet my residents, they all ask me where I was over the weekend and why they didn’t see me and my team members tell me that the clients were asking for me over the weekend.

I am so grateful to be able to work in the setting in which I do and have such a positive relationship with the residents at Arcare Caulfield, which allows me to contribute to their experience at Arcare. Their well wishes are what keep me motivated and continuing to love my job.

What pearls of wisdom or words of encouragement do you live by?

Carpe Diem which is a Latin proverb that translates to seize the moment. In our lives and particularly that of an aged care, every moment is precious because we have it today and tomorrow it may not be there.

What hobbies or interests do you have outside of work?

I enjoy staying active in my day to day life and occasionally I enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine and some good views.