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When Caring Is Second Nature: Judy’s Story

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When Caring Is Second Nature: Judy’s Story

“Oh my gosh - I just love it. I love caring for other people. It just makes me feel so good knowing that I can help someone else.”

Judy C. of Pittston has spent nearly her entire adult life caring for others in some way or another. Even in her younger years she helped care for her foster mother who was ill.

“I guess that’s where I first became comfortable taking care of other people, and realized that I liked doing it.”

“I officially became a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) when I was just 19 years old. Over the years I have worked in nursing homes, hospitals, and even group homes. But when my husband became ill, I knew I wanted to take care of him. So I left the facility setting so I could keep him at home.”

Judy cared for her husband at home for approximately 4 years. When he passed away, she knew it was time to get back into the work place. While regulations differ from state to state, typically each requirrequirese a minimum amount of hours to be worked and continued training to keep your certification active. When Judy was caring for her husband at home, her professional certification lapsed. After a few phone calls and some updated training she was able to get back to work.

“I started working at my local hospital where I was living in New Jersey, mainly in the intensive care unit. Even all through COVID, it was hard, but I still loved what I was doing!”

“When I moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to my daughters a lot of people told me I would like it here (Meade St. Skilled Nursing) – so I gave them a call – and I’m so glad I did. I just love it here!”

“Kim (Director of Nursing) was so helpful in getting my Pennsylvania certification and training up-to-date, and I was working on the floor in no time. We have such a great team here! Everyone supports each other all the time.”

Looking to do even more for those she cares for, Judy has taken the opportunity to go back to school.

“I am working on my bachelor’s degree in Health Management. I have always thought about being a social worker. Between my personal experience with my late husband and what I have learned from my residents over the years, I feel like I could be an advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves.”

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