Aged Care Employee Day celebrated

Published: 07 Aug 2023

Today is Aged Care Employee Day and NVC Group has thanked its great team by holding morning teas at Residential Aged Care Facilities and offices.

Aged Care Employee Day is a national day which acknowledges more than 360,000 people who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive aged care services.

Service Manager at Cedar Place aged care home, Joane Leicht, said the day provides an opportunity to say, ‘thanks for caring’.

“Carers are so important as they provide crucial, often complex care to seniors in their older years,” Ms Leicht said.

“Today I thanked all of my staff at Cedar Place for their constant professionalism and kindness.

“My staff form part of NVC Group, which has grown and diversified substantially since 1974 – testament itself to the growing and complex nature of aged care.”

Registered nurses (RNs) have always been important at NVC Group, as they action the clinical care required to keep residents living as well as possible, as directed by the resident’s General Practitioner.

Ribin Thomas is an RN and works as Clinical Care Coordinator at Riverside Gardens aged care home in Nambucca Heads.

“To me, Aged Care Employee Day today is about celebrating the team of different professionals it takes to give a continuum of care to each elderly resident,” he said.

“Every resident is unique, and every care plan is unique.

“So today I ask our community to take a moment and think about the quiet achievers, of the personal care workers, chefs, cleaners, gardeners, laundry staff, activities coordinators and administration staff who band together to provide care to our loved ones.”

Today community-owned and operated organisation, NVC Group, has almost 400 staff, which is 25 times the number of personnel it started with back in 1974. The not-for-profit organisation owns and operates three aged care homes, three retirement villages, a growing community team and a Registered Training Organisation.

Aged Care Employee Day (ACED) is held on the 7 August each year and is facilitated by industry group, the Aged & Community Care Providers Association. ACED will feature a #ThanksforCaring social media campaign with videos, stories and photographs. So, if you have a loved one receiving aged care, consider leaving a comment or post using #ThanksforCaring today.


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