Passion for wound care benefits Juniper customers - Juniper

Passion for wound care benefits Juniper customers

Dressing wounds is all in a day’s work for many nurses, but for Lucy McGroarty-Morris, it was dressing the wound of family member that inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.

“I studied nursing as I had a family member that had a wound which I helped dress, I found the healing process fascinating and so rewarding,” she said.

As an Enrolled Nurse caring for Juniper’s Home Care customers across the Wheatbelt, Lucy is bringing that fascination and expertise to wound care so people can stay at home for longer and avoid unnecessary trips to hospital.

Pictured below, Lucy said providing pressure wound care for clients is a regular part of her job.

“The most common wounds I see with clients are ulcers, skin lesions and skin cancers,” Lucy said.

“It’s important that these wounds are managed properly or else it can lead to serious complications. So, it’s my job to help manage their wounds but also help them understand why it needs to be done properly.”

Living nearby in Toodyay, Lucy said working in home care not only gives her the opportunity to build connections with older people in her local community, but it also gives her satisfaction knowing that she is making a difference in people’s lives.

“I love working in the community as I like the follow-up and personal care. I love spending time with people who can teach me and love to chat,” she said.

“I might be the only person they see in a day and I enjoy knowing that I leave with them feeling better physically and mentally. “

While she has only been working as an EN since 2021, it was spending several years as a support worker in aged care that helped her realise how much she enjoyed working with older people.

“It is my way of feeling fulfilled and giving back to my community,” she said.

Running from September 4-11, Wound Awareness Week aims to shine a spotlight on Australia’s silent epidemic, wounds, and advocates for improved wound care for more Australians.