Rita’s experiences have prepared her to engage in situations that would ultimately empower others. Rita has been privileged to work with people who have experienced mental health challenges and people living with dementia. Currently, Rita accompanies people who are looking for a care home for their loved one to help assess the care home to ensure that it meets their needs and helps them to seek standards. Rita’s experience with the care her husband received while in a care home has taught her so much about how effective care can promote mental well-being for the family of the one being cared for.
Rita places emphasis on the interaction and subsequent learning which occurs between professionals and those experiencing a current or former ‘caring’ role and is encouraged that standards might be raised as a result of this interaction.