Take time to say #ThanksforCaring to the quiet achievers who look after our older Australians.
SummitCare encouraged our local communities to honour those who care for our older Australians and say “thanks for caring” ahead of Aged Care Employee Day which was held on Sunday 7 August 2022(#ACED2022).
“It takes an extraordinary amount of skill, patience, and heart to care for people living through their later life. Community and Aged Care Employee Day reminds us to take a moment and think about the quiet achievers and the superheroes who provide care with professionalism, compassion and dedication for our loved ones and give them the recognition they deserve,” CEO Michelle Sloane says.
“It’s been a particularly challenging two years for aged care workers both in residential and home care services leaving many families and friends unable to visit loved ones in care for weeks on end.
“It often fell to the carers, the nurses and other staff to make up for that loss of family contact and become that crucial connection for frail and vulnerable older Australians.
“On the 7th of August, we ask everyone to take time to think of the nurses, personal care workers, chefs, cleaners, gardeners, laundry staff, activities coordinators and administration staff when you next visit a loved one in aged care and say “thanks for caring”.
ACED website featured a #ThanksforCaring social media campaign with videos, stories and photographs that acknowledge Australia’s aged care workers.
All of our SummitCare homes created a wall of Thank You notes through a series of activities that are written by residents and their families and placed on a wall as away of public yet personal recognition for our amazing team of aged care workers.
Aged Care Employee Day is a national day which is registered with awarenessdays.com and acknowledges the more than 360,000 people who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive aged care services.