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For almost 28 years, Diana Burtch has taken care of people at Carveth Care Centre.

Helping residents with their baths, meals and personal care, Diana works hard as a Personal Support Worker at the accredited retirement and long-term care home in Gananoque.

She smiles when asked about her work.

“I enjoy it,” the 55-year-old answers kindly. “I like taking care of the residents and visiting with people. I’m more comfortable with seniors. I like listening to their life and hearing how things are going with them.”

Pausing slightly, she explains, “This job is a good fit for me. When I first started here, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I kind of fell into the job.”

Finding professional satisfaction in her meaningful work, Diana stayed and quickly earned the respect of residents and staff who named her Employee of the Month for March.

“Diana has been a member of the Carveth nursing team for the past 28 years. She has the perfect blend of humor and compassion which makes for a great Personal Support Worker,” says Shelley Bender, Director of Care. “The residents truly enjoy having Diana look after them. She brightens their day with her infectious laugh and gentle approach. The home is grateful to have her time and talent. We are delighted to recognize her exceptional health care.”

“I’m shocked and thrilled,” says Diana about the award. “I didn’t expect it.”

A resident of Seeley’s Bay, Diana enjoys spending time with family and friends. She plays the guitar and likes to read, watch movies and walk the family dog, a 10-year-old Chinese pug named Rascal.

Asked to describe herself, Diana uses words such as quiet and considerate. She hopes to return to Nashville where she travelled a few years ago with friends.

“I don’t like to blow my own horn,” the soft-spoken woman says charmingly.

Carveth Care Centre is grateful for the care and compassion of Diana Burtch.

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