All Australians are being urged to reach out to people they know who work in aged care on Friday 7 August this year and help recognise the positive contribution they make to the lives of our older Australians and the wider community.
Aged Care Employee Day is a national day to say thank you to the more than 365,000 dedicated people who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive care and services each year.
The day is designed to celebrate each and every team member involved in the journey of caring for older Australians. From the nurses and care workers, to the cooks and hospitality teams, to the drivers, cleaners and laundry employees, to the volunteers, to the leisure and lifestyle officers and administration teams – this day is to recognise the entire workforce.
Aged Care Employee Day is an official day, registered with awarenessdays.com. It was initiated by aged care provider Whiddon in 2018 and is now proudly led and co-ordinated by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA).
Individuals and employers wishing to take part can find information and resources on the Aged Care Employee Day website and use the hashtag #thanksforcaring