Nursing home worker nails down a manicurist gig


19-year-old Marielle Smith has worked at Good Samaritan Society – Ambassador in New Hope, MN, since June 2021, starting as a CNA and then transitioning into the activities department while working as a health information management technician in the nursing home.

“When I do their nails, I can see imperfections in my work but they don’t see any,” confided Smith. “They see the beauty, the bright colors, and their eyes light up with joy. That makes me so happy and makes me feel like I’m really making a difference.”

“At 19, you often aren’t exposed to people who have different views. I’ve learned so much from my residents — they all have different perspectives on life and it’s taught me so much,” said Smith. “And they’re all so carefree, and silly. They don’t care what others think. It’s so refreshing.”

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