Member Spotlight: Tabitha Wagner of Murphy Place Assisted Living

April 14, 2022

Tabitha Wagner became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) when she was 16. She currently serves as a cook at Murphy Place Assisted Living in Corydon, where she enjoys helping others and learning life skills that help her outside of the workplace.

How did you get interested in the long-term care profession?
I acquired my CNA when I was 16 years of age.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
Helping others is what I like most about working in long-term care.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
It is not for everyone, but if you have a passion to help others and you are a caring individual, it may be for you.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help outside of work?
I have learned many lessons, but one that I will never forget is the time I saved a man from having a stroke. He walked into the bar I was working at, and I knew he just didn’t look right. I took his blood pressure and sent him to the emergency room. He made it just in time.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy playing with my son, walking and driving.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Just because you’re on the right track, you can still get ran over if you’re just sitting there.” It keeps me motivated to always do better.

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