Guardian of Autistic Patients 31 Years Australia's Compassionate Nursing Worker Retires Honorably
Australia has always lacked staff who specialize in caring for the disabled. After working for a period of time, most people choose other occupations for various reasons. However, Faye Frazer, a 67-year-old disabled carer in Sydney, does the same job. Only recently announced his retirement.
According to the Times, in 1988, 35-year-old Fraser and her husband moved from Melbourne to Mansfield, New South Wales. Later, she went for an interview at Mansfield Autism Statewide. The agency was established 50 years ago to help families with autism. Fraser met the founder of the center, Joan Curtis, and after a week of trial, she got the job.
For the past 31 years, Frazier has been caring for four autistic men. At the time, this group of boys was only a teenager. One of them was Curtis’s son.
This group of autistic men live in a house with the Fraser family. Fraser’s job is to take turns taking care of the lives of these men. They are now around 4 or 50 years old.
Fraser said: "I often think, if my children are in the same situation, how I want them to be taken care of, I will treat these boys like this."
Fraser said: "We are like a small family. I grew up with them. Every time they learn something new, they can shave, or they learn new skills, I am proud of them. These four The boy knows all my friends and family, and I take them to family gatherings. I always call them sons because I have been with them for too long."
Fraser believes that it is very important to be able to not change jobs for a long time. People with autism are not good at changing, and it is good for them to stay the same.
It is reported that the men that Fraser takes care of have their own work plans every day, including mowing the lawn, washing the car, and taking art classes. After a period of time, they can also go to the town to show their own works.
This group of men are now skiing proficiently, and enjoy walking in the jungle, camping and cycling along railway trails.
Fraser said: "When I first came to Mansfield, the town was smaller than it is now. Everyone knows them, and the community is very nice to the children. Although I like these boys very much, they are a continuation of my family. But I can’t keep up with their current lives. It’s time to retire and spend more time with my husband."
Fraser strongly recommends this career. She said: "I enjoy every minute of it. There is a shortage of carers for the disabled. We really need someone to do this work."
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