RJF Health­care

Chris gives it his all, and loves ev­ery minute

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When a World War II vet was look­ing for a live-in care­giver, Chris Mur­phy took the job—that’s just the type of per­son he is. It wasn’t long be­fore Chris re­al­ized that Con­tin­u­ing Care was some­thing he re­ally en­joyed, and could pur­sue as a life-long ca­reer, es­pe­cially with sup­port from RJF Health­care—one of the province’s big­gest health­care staffing providers. To­day, as a Con­tin­u­ing Care As­sis­tant, Chris gets up at 6am and puts in long hours to lend a help­ing hand and make a dif­fer­ence in the health and well-be­ing of his home care clients. Com­pas­sion is the heart of per­son-cen­tered care in Nova Sco­tia.

“With home care work, you love it as soon as you get in­volved. There’s com­pas­sion there, and when you see that smile from your client at the end of the day, that’s what mat­ters the most,” says Chris. He treats clients like fam­ily, be­cause that’s how he’d want to be treated.

Chris spent nine years work­ing night shifts with young adults who were deal­ing with drug ad­dic­tion and men­tal ill­ness. They laughed and joked around, and Chris built a rap­port. He un­der­stood they just wanted to be treated like they were out­side of the facility.

Chris has worked in health­care for 16 years, and is cur­rently in his fourth year as a Con­tin­u­ing Care As­sis­tant. “You get to spend qual­ity time with each client and be­come close to them, like their fam­ily. It’s a great feel­ing,” says Chris.

“In this field, you’ve got to love what you do and just go for it,” he adds.

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