People of Helping Hand: Hariz – a nurse at Helping Hand Parafield Gardens care home

People of Helping Hand: Hariz

Hariz smiles at the camera

Hariz is a nurse at Helping Hand Parafield Gardens. Originally working at Lightsview, he has been with the organisation since his days as a student. ‘It was just wonderful – the student experience was so good and I learnt so much. My learning foundation was great.’

After his placement and graduation, he started as a Lifestyle Attendant and Carer at Lightsview, then secured a position as a Registered Nurse at Parafield Gardens. ‘I always wanted to be a nurse, but never thought it would be in Aged Care. I love it and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’

He loves the rapport he has built with the residents. ‘They share their stories and their lives with you. When I come in to see them, some of them say “Oh hello Hariz, I’ve got a cuppa and a bickie ready for you!”’

‘When I come to work, I know I can make a difference. I’ve only been here a short time, but the residents I’ve made a connection with so far are amazing.’

In his spare time, Hariz enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the movies, the beach and shopping. ‘I don’t have any family in Australia, so the people at Helping Hand are my adopted family. It’s definitely something special here.’

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