May 13th, 2023Loving aged care role
Mahilpreet Singh (pictured above) moved to Australia from India in 2020 – just in time for
The now 22-year-old lived in Craigieburn with his uncle and found work at
Australia Post as a parcel sorter while studying to enter the health sector. He made
the move to Ballarat to be closer to his university at Mt Helen – and hopefully some
By this time he was qualified to be a personal care worker and “accidentally”
applied to Hepburn House, not realising it was a bit of a drive from Ballarat.
He got the job and now loves both his work and the drive from home and back.
“That first day, when I applied, I was driving through Dean and Newlyn and when I
passed those towns they actually reminded me of my farming village, Nanakpura, in
India. So it’s just a lovely scenic drive. And I love my work. I have now graduated as a
nurse and am loving being in aged care.”
Mahilpreet said Hepburn House took great care of its clients and staff and while
he had another choice of working in the field of mental health, the decision had been
made for him.
“I am absolutely loving it. It is a very nice facility and everyone is lovely. I used
to help older people when I was living in India which is why I wanted to become a
nurse. My first placement was in aged care and I just loved it from the start.”
Mahilpreet said he moved at 19 from India for more opportunities, living with
his uncle for some time which made the move a little easier, especially with Covid in
And while he loves nursing he has plans to eventually continue his studies.
“But at the moment I am very happy where I am, loving Hepburn House and my
drive, so I will just see how things go.”
Hepburn House is a progressive aged care centre offering a highly advanced,
fully personalised range of aged care services for its residents. Dedicated staff, like
Mahilpreet, work to create a comfortable, friendly and diverse community. Residents
are cared for while meeting individual lifestyle needs and managing practical issues
For more information head to hepburnhouse.com.au or call 5348 8100