Member Spotlight: Jessica Wiley of Murphy Place Assisted Living

April 22, 2021

After seeing her mother care for others in long-term care for over 30 years, Jessica Wiley decided to follow in her footsteps. As a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and certified medical assistant (CMA) at Murphy Place Assisted Living, Jessica enjoys the relationships she builds with those she cares for.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
My mom has worked in long-term care for over 30 years, and I have always appreciated how much she helped others, so I decided to help others also.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy feeling like I am a part of the residents’ families. I like helping people and always being there for those I care for.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
Working in long-term care very rewarding. If you enjoy helping others, you will enjoy this.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also helps you outside of work?
I have learned patience. You have to have a lot of patience and that has helped me inside my job and outside my job.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with family, four-wheeling, walking and enjoying nature.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Always take time to stop and smell the flowers.” My mom has always said this to me.

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