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Health-care worker comes a long way in one year
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A young health-care worker at a local nursing home has accomplished a lot in one-year.

Amanda Tracey started as a placement student at Helen Henderson Care Centre in 2021; commuting from Belleville.

More than one-year later, she earned a permanent job as a personal support worker and Employee of the Month for November 2022. She also moved to Amherstview.

Smiling at the news of her workplace award, the 21-year-old Loyalist College graduate admits, “Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming here. I love all of the residents and staff.”

Coworkers nominated Amanda for the award at the popular retirement lodge and long-term care home. They describe her as cheerful, happy and a pleasure to work with.

“Amanda is a lovely person with a big heart and a beautiful smile who brings joy to residents and staff alike,” says Assistant Director of Care, Melissa Locke.

Director of Care Sue Reynolds echoes that sentiment.

“Amanda is a quiet, thoughtful, kind person,” says Sue. “Her smile is the first thing you notice, but then you witness amazing interactions with the residents which are purposeful, engaging and honest.  We are fortunate to have Amanda as part of the Helen Henderson team. She is valued and appreciated.”


Pleased with the feedback, Amanda says she enjoys all aspects of the job.

“I like helping in anyway I can,” she explains. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful people because I’m still learning.”

When she’s not at work, Amanda can be found at home with her cat, Willow, or visiting her mother and grandmother in Belleville.

Asked to describe herself, she notes with a laugh, “I never know what to say when people ask me that question. I like to think I’m friendly, approachable, and easy-going.”

Questions for Amanda

If you could rule the world, what would you do on day-one?

“I don’t know I’d want that… It sounds like a big responsibility.”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

“I’d like to be able to heal people.”

If you weren’t at your current job, what would you be doing?

“I’d still be a PSW.”

Helen Henderson Care Centre is grateful for the good work of Amanda Tracey. To learn more about living or working in our home, please call 613-384-4585.

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