“My original perception of gerontology was that maybe this sector would not suit my skill-set and that I personally would not professionally develop within it. My view has completely changed. Our sector provides a very high standard of quality care to a wide array of people who have varying complexities of medical, physical, psychological, emotional and social requirements.
My role entails assisting in the overall operational and day-to-day running of the nursing home, which includes clinical governance, ensuring adherence to the HIQA Standards, facilitation of team building and motivation, and ensuring the highest standard of person-centred care is delivered in a homely environment.
I would advise anyone interested in practicing nursing within this sector to make the move into nursing home care. If you want to work in an professional environment with experienced and well educated staff while providing a home from home for your residents, then the nursing home sector is certainly for you,”