Meet Adrianne Allen, our Clinical Quality Coordinator
Adrianne worked as a Comprehensive Registered Nurse for twenty-six years before joining HBH Senior Living, after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science. Despite having worked in many fields of nursing, she says that she still learns something new every day, whether from colleagues, residents, families or external study.
Adrianne became interested in aged care when one of her closest friends developed early onset Alzheimer’s. “Watching her struggles, I felt we could do more for our older adults and those struggling with dementia, so here I am working in aged care helping to ensure we provide good quality care,” she says.
“The most important thing to me is kindness and I’m passionate about supporting nurses and care partners to develop their competence and confidence. It’s a rewarding career as one gets to make a difference to people’s lives, whether it’s to help rehabilitate or ensure comfort at the end of a person’s journey,” Adrianne explains.
“Our residents often have complex conditions that require a high level of nursing skill: at the same time we guide them to celebrate what they can do and to help them find purpose each day. I feel privileged that I get to learn a different perspective through listening to our residents’ life stories, gaining from their years of experience and wisdom.”