What role do you have in the COVID-19 Care Area?
I am one of the night charge nurses in the COVID-19 Care Area.
Why did you decide to work in the COVID-19 Care Area?
When someone tests positive for COVID- 19 it is confusing and scary. I wanted to make sure that residents had staff that they are familiar with, giving them continuity of care.
What is the one thing you’ve learned while working with COVID-19 residents?
I’ve learned a person’s mental health is as important as their physical health.
What has been the most surprising thing about working in the COVID-19 Care Area?
At times we have had the ability to give our residents one on one care. They have told us that because of the time we have been able to spend with them, it makes the isolation bearable. The most rewarding part for me is knowing that I was a small part of the residents success in returning home.