Health Care Provider Spotlight: Litty Isac, Personal Support Worker (PSW) with Nurse Next Door
Litty Isac is a Personal Support Worker (PSW) who provides home care services to seniors in Thunder Bay. She is originally from the village of Kelakam in India, where she trained and worked as a nurse before moving to Canada. She first came to Thunder Bay for the Developmental Services Worker program at Confederation College and has made this city her home.
“I love the clean air, light traffic, and all the lakes and parks where I like to spend my free time,” tells Litty about her life in Thunder Bay. “I had the opportunity to learn about different cultures through the festivals that happen all year. People here are friendly and polite and my employer is very good to work for.”
Litty is employed by Nurse Next Door, an inclusive organization whose workforce diversity has enriched its services and its business. Nurse Next Door is a participating employer in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) and has supported Litty in her journey toward permanent resident status.
While the pandemic has been incredibly difficult, especially for front line workers in health care, PSWs like Litty (and other front line workers, needless to say) continue to care for those in need. Litty envisions for herself a long career in health care and is working toward her RN certification.
“I like being a health care worker because I can make somebody happy every day. Being a nurse or a PSW is all about patience, communication, empathy, and problem solving. I have so much respect for all the health care workers. They are superheroes for working so hard every day.”