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Allow me to introduce you to our October Student of the Month, D. Alex Chuang. Alex recently graduated from both our Caregiver and Manager programs and is working towards receiving her Manager License with the NCIA Board. Involved in the Chandler Assisted Living community, Alex brings a helpful perspective to the industry!
Can you tell us a bit about you and your story?
I am an accidental caregiver! My background was in engineering and high tech, but I discovered that I have affinity with direct care and geriatrics. I am typical of most immigrants, my family came to the United States for better opportunities. We believe hard work and education will prepare you to achieve your American Dream!
How do you define success?
Work life balance and having someone to share your success with.
Do you have a quote or motto you live by?
Make time for kindness. (Don’t forget to be kind to yourself!)
Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
Building and fine tuning a business model that creates more wins and opportunities for residents, caregivers, Assisted Living Operators, and the communities at large. I see myself as an entrepreneur or a valued employee for a brand name company!
What do you think the Assisted Living Industry could use more of?
1. Affordable, middle-income senior housing that provides quality care and living accommodations.
2. Clear requirements from state or federal level on minimum direct care staffing ratios.
3. Trained and sustainable caregiver workforce.
What is your favorite way to de-stress?
You’ve taken both your caregiver and manager classes with us, is there a piece of advice that you can give to our students?
Trust the process, follow the program, and believe in the proven system!
Thank you Alex, for taking the time to answer these questions. We are proud to have you as our October Student of the Month! Much success and prosperity to you!