Member Spotlight: Laura Wiltgen of Wellington Place

August 26, 2019

Working in long-term care runs in Laura Wiltgen’s family, resulting in her getting a CNA license at the age of 16. Laura continues to serve residents as a CNA/CMA at Wellington Place in Decorah.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
My sister and mom both worked at our local nursing home. As soon as I turned 16, I got my CNA license. I knew this was my calling.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy the satisfaction I receive from helping those who can no longer do things for themselves.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
It’s so rewarding! The residents are very appreciative of the work we do.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help you outside of work?
Take your time! Learn their routines. It makes their life so much easier.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy playing with my kids, and my husband and I play co-ed volleyball year-round.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Aspire to acquire the desire that you admire!” There is so much motivation in that quote – push forward to achieve your dreams.

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