Prestige has taken many steps to safeguard our clients and staff, and have the capability and capacity to safely provide assistance to you or your loved one. Call 1300 10 30 10.

Meeting new clients has opened my mind

Meet Sanae.  Sanae has been a loyal carer with Prestige Inhome Care for over 10 years. For her commitment and dedication to clients, she has continuously received positive feedback and been nominated for Star Awards on more than one occasion.

Sanae gives us an insight into her work and what interests her.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a carer?

Meeting new people has opened my mind.  I am from Japan, so different people, different culture, different food, different religion, everything different is interesting for me.

Some clients have taught me Aussie slang and how to cook their food and some clients ask me about my culture and food etc.

We try to understand each other, and the relationships I have built have been very rewarding.

What’s the most unusual question you’ve been asked at work?

I was asked to take a dog for a walk to let him get fit!  The dog seemed to have gained some weight since the clients stopped taking him for a walk due to their physical issues.

On the first day, I tried to walk for 30 minutes but the dog refused to walk on the way home and I had to carry him. I extended the distance week by week and he finally walked all the way for 45 mins every week and lost some weight!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to become a neuroscientist.

How Do You Relax?

I like to watch Japanese dramas on Netflix.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?

My hobby is jogging and I jog almost every day.  I’ve run marathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast.