TRACY CAULDWELL - NURSING DIRECTOR
I am the Director of Nursing for Resthaven on Vogel and Resthaven on Burns. I started in March 2012 as a New Graduate Registered Nurse at Resthaven on Vogel working in the resthome, hospital and dementia wing. After three years I became the Nurse in Charge of the Dementia Unit (Tui) for two & half years. In August 2017, I moved to Waikato DHB working as a senior nurse in OPR5 (Neurology & Acute Geriatrics). In March 2018 I came back to Resthaven in the role of Clinical Nurse Leader at Resthaven on Vogel, and after two years I became the Director of Nursing for both the Vogel and Burns Street care centres.
I am originally from Kiribati (born and raised), moved to New Zealand with my family in December 2008, and studied the three-year Bachelor of Nursing at Wintec from January 2009. Prior to moving to New Zealand, I was a junior secondary school teacher teaching Maths and Science.
I love working in age care. It has a different pace to it and you get to know the residents very well. You have time to talk to them and listen to them, and they become part of who you are. They matter to you.
In my ten years at Resthaven, it has grown in so many ways - from buying Resthaven on Burns, to building a community centre, and adding more villas and appartments to accommodate the wider community of Cambridge.