Meet Maggie Baillie. Maggie has worked for Renaissance at Letham House for two years but has previously working in care for 9 years.
‘Maggie is one of the most passionate, and compassionate people I’ve worked with. She has a genuine caring aura that it warm and comforting for everyone in her care.’ Heather Smith, 2019.
We recently spoke with Maggie to talk about her role.
What is your greatest achievement within your role?
My greatest is achievement is having healthy and happy residents: looking after people, making people smile and being there for them, I see it as an achievement everyday.
What makes you smile most about the job you do?
What makes me smile is having banter with the residents. I’ve built some wonderful relationships and seeing residents smile makes me smile.
What three qualities do you think a person needs to be a good carer?
Three qualities I think makes a good carer is: patience, kindness and being loving and caring. However, probably the greatest quality you can have is the love for your job; you have to love it to do it well.
What’s the hardest thing about being a carer?
The hardest thing about being a carer is when someone passes away. The residents are like family and it is a sad time.
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it?
If I had an extra hour – I would work! If I had an extra 10 hours, I would still work – the residents come first and always will.