Aged Care staff celebrated at Southern Cross Care

19 Aug 2021

By Contributor

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Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc Acting CEO Jane O’Halloran with Support Worker Tamerine Landaverde Molina. Photo: Supplied.

Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc is encouraging the community to honour those who care for our older Australians and say “thanks for caring”.

The aged care organisation recently celebrated Aged Care Employee Day on Saturday 7 August 2021 (#ACED2021).

The event celebrated each and every team member involved in the journey of caring for people who receive aged care services – from the nurses and carers, to the allied health professionals and leisure and lifestyle staff, to cooks, cleaners, laundry and hospitality teams, to the drivers and maintenance teams, to the volunteers and administrations teams.

ACED 2021 is a national day registered with and acknowledges the more than 360,000 people who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive aged care services.

Southern Cross Care recently celebrated Aged Care Employee Day on Saturday 7 August 2021 (#ACED2021).

In marking Aged Care Employee Day, celebrations were held at every SCC residential care home, as well as the monthly support worker meetings.

Each location held a morning tea, with staff being presented with Certificates of Appreciation, Long Service and Excellence across the organisation.

A variety of long service awards were also presented, with some staff reaching the 20-year milestone.

As part of the event, SCC featured a social media campaign which focused on sharing stories to acknowledge dedicated employees.

Interviews were held with residents, volunteers and visitors alike to get a true depiction of the appreciation for SCC employees, particularly within residential care homes and home care settings.

A spokesperson for the organisation said through their work, SCC employees often develop meaningful relationships with our residents and their loved ones.

Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc Acting CEO Jane O’Halloran with employee Parul Upadhyay. Photo: Supplied.

“Despite ever-changing and challenging times, they come together as a team to support the health, safety and overall happiness of our clients,” the spokesperson said.

“It’s been a particularly challenging 18 months for aged care workers, both in residential and home care services, leaving many families and friends unable to visit loved ones in care for weeks on end.

“It often fell to the carers, the nurses and other staff to make up for that loss of family contact and become that crucial connection for our clients,” the spokesperson said.

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