Leigh Kelly is a New Zealand Registered Nurse who has been working with the elderly and disabled since 1974. Her ADN focused on young physically disabled.
She has been a Charge Nurse at Kenepuru and Greenlane Hospitals Continuing Care Wards, owned her own dementia specific rest home and worked and managed rest homes.
She also has vast experience as a RN in continuing care facilities.
Passionate About Training
In 2004 she started up her own training company initially focussing on Clinical Update training for registered and enrolled nurses. She has since expanded into management and caregiver training in public workshops.
Her main focus now is inservice training for caregivers. She has a range of topics that have been developed to help caregivers understand their role and how to provide excellent care for their client. Her goal is to bring the care back into caregiving.
The Launch Of CareTrainingOnline.com
In March 2011 Leigh launched www.CareTrainingOnline.com . Her goal is to put all her training programmes online to make training more affordable, accessible and easy to use for caregivers around New Zealand and the world.
It has already been well received by the industry and it’s easy to understand why.
Leigh wrote her first book in 1997 called “Life’s an Illusion – How to provide care in a restraint free environment.” It is currently out of print but soon to be launched as an e-book. Her second book – “The Art of Caregiving” – launched in 2007 and is written as a manual on how to understand the people in care.
Leigh has one goal and that is to ensure that care is given compassionately and appropriate to the clients’ needs. She believes this only happens once caregivers fully understand their role and the environment they are working in. With so many different ethnicities working in Caregiving it is essential that they understand the person in their care and their culture, including Pakeha New Zealanders.
To achieve her goal Leigh is constantly improving her skills and is now becoming a leader in online training as well with www.CareTrainingOnline.com .
She has been a member of Henderson Rotary since 2006. Leigh is a committee member for ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid For Children) that bring children from developing countries to New Zealand for surgery they cannot get in their own country.
Leigh is a forth generation Pakeha New Zealander who lives Northwest of Auckland on a lifestyle block with her cat Sadie, chickens and ducks. She has 3 adult children, 3 grand-daughters and a grandson.
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