Standing Up for Retired Persons: A Conversation with Ashley Fox
Ashley Fox, RPN, LNC, and Community Outreach Coordinator at Retire-At-Home Services Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge is passionate about senior care!
We sat down with Retire-At-Home Community Outreach Coordinator and RPN Ashley Fox to find out what motivates her to work with geriatric patients and do some good for the world!
Q: What inspires you to get up every morning?
Ashley: The chance to make a difference in someone's life.
Q: Why did you decide to specialize in post-retirement and in-home care?
Ashley: After graduation, I became a Charge Nurse at a local retirement home. I truly enjoyed it, so I decided to stay in geriatrics! I worked for a few other homes in front line nursing before becoming a Director of Care at a local home with Independent Living and Assisted Living care. I made the change to community because I worked as a Personal Support Worker in community many years and enjoyed it - I was ready for a change and I LOVE it! :)
Q: If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why?
Ashley: I don't think I would change anything because it has all made me into the person I am today.
Q: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why?
Ashley: Funding! If I could change anything - I would ensure more funding for Community services, Retirement Home programs and the local Long Term Care homes. Our seniors deserve the best!
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
Ashley: I have too many - I really look up to a lot of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors and other health professionals in my field. Each day I am learning more from them to be the best nurse I can be and provide the best care to my patients.
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