At 17 years of age Junith started working in the aged care industry cooking meals for the elderly and people living with a disability. A trained pastry chef, she was a passionate baker with a special love for making Christmas cakes. But today, at the age of 74, when asked what she loves about being a care worker Junith says “it’s not about the money. It’s the companionship.”
Junith has just celebrated 15 years of service at Prestige Inhome Care. Thea McCroary, Acting CEO of Prestige Inhome Care, personally presented Junith with a framed Certificate of Recognition and gifts from the whole Prestige family as a thank you for her hard work and dedication over the years and the incredible difference she has made in the lives of so many people in the community.
Junith said suffering from dyslexia made her lack confidence when she was younger, but “it hasn’t stopped me from making a success of my life”. She admits that working as a carer for Prestige Inhome Care has given her more confidence, especially now that she has been able to adopt new technology like the mobility app which Prestige use to provide clients and their families with real time access to rosters and other service details.
Junith’s favourite part of the day is getting up at 6am to get ready for work and watch the sunrise. “I’ve worked with the elderly all my life. I have a faith and I feel as if this is my calling.”