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Meet Von Isser Patalan

Von Isser Patalan, Registered Nurse



Isser’s story

Isser first joined the SwanCare team in 2014 as a carer, before completing his Bachelor of Nursing and becoming a registered nurse with us in 2015. Isser continues to grow in his role, building on the experience he gained in the Philippines working within operating theatres.

“I have to admit, before I considered working here I did worry that aged care would be less dynamic than a hospital environment. But I could not have been more wrong!”

But at the end of the day, his key motivation comes down to helping others.

“I will always make time to sit down and talk with residents. It really is my favourite thing. Helping the elderly is so important to me. In the past, I took care of my grandparents and when I’m at SwanCare I consider all residents as my grandparents. The feeling that I’m able to help them like my own family is a good feeling.”

Isser says he has been able to learn more at SwanCare than he could have imagined. Recently attending a three day education and training session through Alzheimer’s Australia WA, Isser was able to grow his knowledge within this important area and bring back valuable skills to help improve the lives of our dementia patients.

“I love working at SwanCare. It’s a great place to work, no matter your role. Being able to help people is a very rewarding thing. We have a good environment, a friendly team and the chance to work with so many wonderful residents. I really don’t think you could find another place like SwanCare.”


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