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Aged Care Employee Day August 7

Aged Care Employee Day is a day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in the aged care industry across Australia. Celebrating more than 360,000 aged care staff around Australia including nurses and care workers, allied health professionals, hospitality teams, drivers, cleaners, volunteers, lifestyle officers, administration staff and many, many others.

Everyone who works in aged care, be it residential care or home care, contributes to the overarching care and wellbeing of older people, and this day is to celebrate the entire workforce. Aged care employees make a huge difference to the lives of others every day, and Aged Care Employee Day is designed to celebrate each and every team member involved in the journey of caring for people who receive aged care services; from the nurses and care workers to the cooks and hospitality teams and everyone one in between... the drivers, the cleaners and laundry employees, the leisure and lifestyle officers, administration teams, and to the volunteers. 

Through their work these employees often develop meaningful relationships with our older loved ones, becoming 'defacto' family members in the process. Their dedication to what is a rewarding yet regularly challenging profession, in which they devote themselves to caring for others, truly sets them apart. Aged Care Employee Day puts these heroes in the spotlight, celebrates them, and highlights the many different roles of those involved in the aged care journey. 

At Vital Living we give help to this highly valued industry with our vast product range, assisting aged care employees in carrying out their work related activities such as transferring their clients, whether it be in and around their homes, or as residents of aged care facilities. If there’s a way to lighten the load for aged carers, we’ll know about it. Click here to learn about our range of transfer aids.

On Saturday August 7th reach out to those you know that work in this important industry, and help others recognise the incredible contribution these workers make to the lives of older Australians.

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