Member Spotlight: Heather Wiebe of Pleasant View Home

October 29, 2020

Heather Wiebe entered the long-term care profession at age 16 as a CNA. As an RN, infection preventionist and Q&A nurse at Pleasant View Home in Albert City, Heather enjoys the long-term relationships she is able to make with her residents and colleagues.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
I became a CNA at 16 years old and served in that role for ten years, then proceeded to nursing school to become an RN.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy working with the elderly and the consistency of this job.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
Working in long-term care involves a family-friendly environment with consistent residents and staff members that turn into family – it’s very rewarding.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help you outside of work?
I have learned to be a critical thinker, adapt to stressful situations, manage day-to-day and grow as a person. I have also become outgoing and sociable.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to spend time with my family and enjoy being outdoors at the lake and traveling.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of the dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. Education is very important to me and my children.

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