Message to aged care workers for Aged Care Employee Day
Today marks Aged Care Employee Day. It’s designed to celebrate each and every team member involved in the journey of caring for older Australians. In that spirit, I want to thank every one of our staff who cares for older Australians across the country on behalf of the Anglicare Australia Network.
Each of you forms the backbone of our industry. As we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to think of a more important time to recognise the work you do.
While the media has focused its thanks during the pandemic on the hospital system, we know that our aged care staff – from cleaners to care workers, cooks to nurses, and every role in between – are also on the frontline every day.
Throughout this pandemic, you have continued to care for older people in tough circumstances. Many of those you care for will never forget your dedication and courage – and efforts should be redoubled to invest in your skills, training, and development.
We want each of you to be rewarded and celebrated for building caring and respectful relationships with the people you serve. Whatever the role you play, your work is valuable and helps us fulfill our mission.
Today we recognise all of your hard work, and we say thanks for caring.