When it comes to caring for the elderly, the dedication of Esther Arulogun takes some topping.
The Carinity Colthup Manor aged care community Registered Nurse has been recognised with a service award for her 36 years’ faithful service – a milestone achieved while using only a handful of sick days.
Esther was inspired to care for the sick and elderly in Ipswich after being hospitalised numerous times as a child.
“I was always a sick child, so I wanted to become a nurse to look after sick people. I feel it is very meaningful to help the elderly,” Esther says.
In recognition of her care for seniors and contribution to the betterment of the aged care sector, Esther was presented the Lifetime of Achievement Award by Aged and Community Services Australia in 2018.
According to Carinity Colthup Manor Residential Manager, Joanne King, Esther’s passion for caring for residents, including four centenarians, is inspiring.
“Esther’s dedication to her profession, compassion and empathy towards our residents has been unwavering. She has acquired a depth of expertise and experiences in the aged care industry that sees the other nurses at Colthup Manor admire and aspire to be like her,” Joanne says.
Fourteen Carinity Colthup Manor staff members were presented service awards by company CEO Jon Campbell.
Kim Peck, who works night shifts with Esther as an Assistant in Nursing, recently celebrated 26 years working at Carinity Colthup Manor.