When Emily Napier was looking for a career change, the self-described people person started investigating opportunities that would allow her to work with people and build relationships. She visited the Elmcroft Senior Living Career website and decided the senior care industry might be just the right fit. As she gets closer to her second year anniversary with Elmcroft of Washington Township, Emily knows she made the right choice.
“I believe 100% this job is one of the most rewarding things I can be doing,” states Emily. “You know you are making a difference in seniors’ lives every day. If I’m off work for a day or two, they miss me and tell me that when I go back. There aren’t many jobs that you can say that about these days.”
Emily will tell you she enjoys helping residents get everything in their apartment exactly how they want it so it feels like home. She takes pride in her work and it makes her feel good when the residents acknowledge how much help she is to them.
Like many who work for Elmcroft Senior Living, Emily worked her way up to the supervisor role she now holds. She appreciates the routine to her job because it allows her to spend one-on-one time at least once a week with the residents.
While she is working in their apartment, Emily has the opportunity to get to know each resident on a personal level. She says she has learned a lot about history from them. Some residents grew up in the depression and have shared firsthand experience about what life was like. Others are veterans who have helped her gain new insight about what serving your country really means.
Emily also likes the fact that families are so pleased with her relationships with their senior loved ones. They ask for her insight in to how their family member is doing and let her know they appreciate how much she looks out for them.
When Emily is asked what someone who is considering a career with Elmcroft Senior Living should know, especially if they are new to working with older adults, she will tell you it is how good it makes you feel. You will have opportunities to grow with the company all while making a difference in residents lives each day.
Elmcroft Senior Living is dedicated to enriching the lives of the individuals who live and work with us by repsonding to the unique needs and unviversal desire for dignity and respect.