Hayley Jensz, Assistant in Nursing, Calvary Haydon Retirement Community, Canberra ACT

I wanted to provide care to the elderly and make a difference in their lives. I’ve only been working in aged care for three years but I love it.

One of the things I really love is working in the memory support area with people who are living with dementia. I love sometimes being able to make the residents’ day, seeing them smile and enjoying themselves during fun activities.

Of all the residents I’ve met, there is one, Judy who has inspired me most. I love the connection we have which brings joy to both of us.