Annie McColl lives out the benefits of working in aged care every day, through her extensive knowledge in the ever-growing sector.
Having worked in the industry for thirty years, Annie has gained varied experience and knowledge in the aged care industry, currently working as Care Coordinator at Resthaven Leabrook.
‘I am involved in different areas in clinical care through my role. Whether it’s chronic disease management, acute care, palliative care or end of life care – it is changing all the time,’ says Annie.
‘Working with residents and setting goals on what is important and meaningful to them is crucial for their satisfaction with the support that they’re receiving, and for their safety and wellbeing.’
‘Trying to maintain independence and function is vital, but so is resident’s choices with the type of care and amount of care they receive.’
‘It is a privilege to get to know residents and their families. We learn a lot from them and our own life. Our work is enriched by our interactions with people.’
‘There are a lot of opportunities for leadership here at Resthaven, and the growth in aged care is extraordinary. It’s a dynamic sector to work in.’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.