I chose this line of work because it gives me the opportintuy to care for someone that is sick, to show them that they are loved.
Hear from Palomar Heights Post Acute Rehab's Activities Director, Jesse Naputi, who started in the rehab industry as a volunteer when he was just a teen. He was encouraged to volunteer and follow his heart by his mother, Geraldine, who is also the Social Services Director at Palomar Heights.
Jesse has multiple certifications and trainings in development programs, as well as specialties in working with those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Jesse — like all of the staff — has a caretaker drive and compassion for serving, making patients happy, and helping them to get better. He chose this as a career because he loves making others feel loved and cared for.