Member Spotlight: Bobbie Weber of Manilla Manor

March 11, 2019

Bobbie Weber gave the long-term care profession a chance while working toward her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) because it fit flexibly into her schedule. After becoming hooked, she encourages others to have an open mind when it comes to careers. Bobbie is currently the assistant director of nursing (ADON) and Minimum Data Set (MDS) coordinator at Manilla Manor in Manilla, Iowa.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
I was going to school for my BSN and it worked into my schedule. Then I was hooked.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
What I like most about working in long-term care is hearing stories from the residents and knowing that the simple things mean a lot to them. It’s very emotional. I can’t just be “clinical.”

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
I would absolutely encourage a career in long term care, but I’d say try your wings out and see what fits you!

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also helps you outside of work?
Compassion. And that medicine isn’t the only answer.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
Chasing my six-year-old, playing cards, scrapbooking and crocheting.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“You weren’t born to just pay bills and die.”