As a Nursing Aide, Cathy Balanag Mamaril provides care and nursing services to clients in their homes after they have been discharged from the hospital. Besides helping to monitor the vital signs of clients, she also assists with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), ambulation and transfer, as well as engage clients in some simple range of motion exercises(ROM), dementia care management and more.
She has worked at THKMC for almost 8 years as a passionate and dedicated healthcare provider.
What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
“There are times when I was caught up in situations where family members are difficult and don’t agree with the patient’s care. Thankfully, I was able to get guidance and advice from my supervisors on how to deal with such situations. Moreover, working together with supportive colleagues makes the tough situations that I encounter easier to deal with.”
Why do you love what you do?
“It has been fulfilling to help and support patients at home as they recover. Nothing makes me happier than to see the smiles on their faces and knowing that I have helped to improve their health and well-being.”