East Grampians Health Service is showing its aged care staff how much their work contributes to supporting the high quality of care provided to residents and how much they are appreciated, not just by the aged care service but by residents and their families as well as the community by taking part in Celebrating Aged Care Week 15 – 22 October.
East Grampians Health Service will host a BBQ at its 70 Lowe Street facility and an Afternoon Tea at Garden View Court and Willaura Health Care to celebrate the contribution of staff and will take the opportunity to share stories about the rewarding work of caring for others in public residential aged care.
Relatives of residents of each aged care facility are encouraged to come along to the event to take part in recognising the important role of residential aged care workers in the public sector.
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive, Mr Nick Bush said, “the aged care staff are quintessential to residents’ quality of life and in providing a safe and supportive home for people requiring care in their later years.”
“We are really looking forward to taking a day out to recognise the high-quality expertise of our staff and to foster appreciation for the work they do every day. We hope residents will get involved in the celebrations because it is them more than anyone who can demonstrate how important it is to have aged care staff who care and are committed to giving their best in their work”, Mr Bush said
Celebrating Aged Care Week has been occurring since 2012 and is an initiative of the Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee; a network of public sector aged care directors of nursing committed to the improvement of the public residential aged care sector.