Thanks to aged care workers across the country
Aged care workers around Australia have been celebrated as part of Aged Care Employee Day on Sunday 7 August.
Workers have been treated to barbecues, gifts, morning and afternoon teas, and other shows of appreciation to thank them for their hard work, particularly as COVID-19 continues.
Paul Sadler, Interim CEO of the aged care peak body Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), said the day is a chance for people to reflect on the critical role aged care workers play.
“There are many different roles in caring for our older Australians; today we celebrate the women and men who work in home care, the nurses, personal carers, support workers, cooks, gardeners, diversion therapy staff, allied health workers, volunteers, and administrators, who make the lives of older people better.
“Now in its fourth year, Aged Care Employee Day has generated a groundswell of stories and touching video tributes from providers, families and loved ones of residents and clients from all over Australia thanking the more than 300,000 aged care staff for their dedication and compassion,” he said.