Meet the Nurses at Red Cross Home for the Disabled

In celebration of Nurses’ Day, we pay tribute to nursing aides at the Red Cross Home for the Disabled. They share their stories and what makes them passionate about their jobs. 


“For me, the Red Cross Home for the Disabled is not just a workplace, but a home with an extended family, that showers love and care everyday. We have to be patient here. Because of the severity of disability, it takes effort and rapport to understand what the residents want and what they are trying to communicate. The best reward is when I see them smile - when they are happy and satisfied with whatever we do. Putting myself in their shoes keeps me going.” - Charito (Nursing Aide)


“I am proud to care for persons with disability whilst making a living and saving for my future. Initially, it was challenging, when I could care for people who were complete strangers and yet not be around for my family in the Philippines. I overcame that challenge by thinking of our residents as my family too. When I replace their loneliness with happiness… that is most rewarding. When I make them smile… those are special moments. I love my job and that keeps me going. Here at the Red Cross Home for the Disabled, you will not feel you are working. You will feel bonded in a community with different people who are all motivated by a shared mission, to care for those in need.”  - Gia Anne (Nursing Aide)


“It can be challenging and demanding, but it is also deeply rewarding to help people in need. As most of our residents are unable to speak or walk, we assist them in their daily activities with tenderness, and really, the best care they deserve. A simple smile or “thank you” goes a long way… It gives me great satisfaction and joy, and that’s enough to keep me going.” - Jessica (Nursing Aide)


“Two years ago, I joined the Red Cross Home for the Disabled as I was genuinely driven by the desire to help. I believe our disabled residents need care, support and love. I’m glad if I can do something that makes them happy, even if it is in a small way. I welcome everyone to join us, because you will, like me, will find happiness and family here.” - Aguirre (Nursing Aide)