Member Spotlight: Amy Loera of Wellington Place
Amy Loera began as a CNA while in college with the intention of becoming a social worker in long-term care. She now serves as the admissions coordinator at Wellington Place in Decorah where she builds relationships with residents.
How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
I started out as a CNA while I was going to college. My goal was to become a social worker in long-term care. It finally happened after working 14 years in my career.
What do you like most about working in long-term care?
Interacting with the individuals we serve. Hearing their stories and seeing them improve with the care we offer.
What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
Long-term care gives you an opportunity to build relationships with others and learn about history through their stories. Their smiles and appreciation make it a rewarding job.
What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also helps you outside of work?
Respect is gained by showing kind, compassionate care and following through with what you say you are going to do.
When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with my family, watching them participate in activities and staying active.
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
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