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Our Ambassadors for Care

Christelene Simerie, Care Partner / Supervisor at Huis Ina Rens, Paarl

Christelene started her journey with Huis Ina Rens as a Care Partner on Casual basis. She soon distinguished herself from among her peers as dependable and helpful and she consistently walks extra miles without waiting to be asked.

When the opportunity arose, Christelene was offered the position of Supervisor. She experienced considerable envy and resentment from colleagues but faced them with confidence and determination, and with quiet humility proved herself time and time again.

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Lydia Olifant, Care Partner, Huis Ina Rens, Paarl

Although she is a very skilled care facilitator and very hard working, without it looking like hard work, the difference that Lydia makes is not always tangible. It is the atmosphere she creates just by being herself and by being there.

Lydia lives in the moment and is always present to the residents. This is an invaluable trait for someone who cares for people living with Dementia, as the immediate past and future can be dark and unnerving. Having someone with you in the present, helping you make sense of it and finding yourself there, is very special and comforting.

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