Brittany Hughes Is A Health Care Assistant Making A Difference in Fort St. John

Being a care aide is so much more than what people think and expect. We are the eyes, ears and voices of the elderly. We are their families… in so many ways,” says Brittany Hughes, a Health Care Assistant with the Northern Health Authority (NHA), working and living in Fort St. John. In the video below created by NHA, Brittany shares that she thinks of the residents she cares for as her family. She says fondly, “I have like 20 great grandmas and 20 great grandpas.” To Brittany, her work is like her second home and this is thanks to the great relationship she has with the residents, and the culture at work which she refers to as calm and laidback. “I find that everyone is really considerate of each other and supportive of each other.”

This support doesn’t just end at the workplace. Brittany sees it everywhere she goes in Fort St. John, and even when entering a store, she says you feel welcomed. “The people are so caring and loving towards each other, and I just think that’s beautiful.” The community of Fort St. John is family-oriented and active. Brittany enjoys hiking, and going to the sports centre with her kids who love to play hockey and speed skate. Watch the video for more on why Brittany Hughes is glad to call Fort St. John home.

Photo and video provided by Northern Health.

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