Member Spotlight

While studying at the University of Iowa, Ashton Welser knew she wanted to work with the special needs population. As a waiver case manager at Family Care Solutions in Davenport, she enjoys the variety of clients she gets to work with and finds it rewarding to help them reach their goals.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
I knew that I wanted to work with the special needs population when I was studying at the University of Iowa. I started working in this field in 2014 and have enjoyed every day of it!

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy working in this field because of all the people I get to work with. It’s so rewarding to see clients make progress on goals and participate in community-based activities, and to witness the joy that it brings them.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
You’re able to go home at the end of the day knowing that you made an impact in someone’s life, no matter how big or small.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also helps you outside of work?
I’ve definitely learned how to have more patience and to always view things from someone else’s perspective.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, spending time outdoors and traveling.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Suess. I like this quote because it’s important to stay true to yourself.

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