Barry Chenoweth | Personal Carer, Calvary Flora McDonald Retirement Community

I did a three-week placement with Calvary in May, and have been working in aged care since the end of June.

I made the change to aged care after a 40-year career in finance. I love the relationships and trust you build with the residents. I can’t believe the number of “thank you’s” I receive from management and residents. It surprises me and I feel good. That’s all I need, it is rewarding.

I choose aged care because of the sense of respect and hospitality I feel in attending to our most vulnerable people.

I was inspired by Patti, one of our residents, on my first day of placement. Patti came up to me and welcomed me with open arms. The immediate love, respect and thoughtfulness overwhelmed me.