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#ThanksForCaring, Aged Care Employee Day 2023

Aged Care Employee Day is a National Day of Significance for Australia’s aged and community care workforce held on 7 August each year, which this year falls on a Monday.

The creation of Aged Care Employee Day was in response to the growing awareness of the essential role that aged care workers play in the lives of the elderly and the broader community. These caregivers provide vital services and support to the aging population, often working tirelessly to ensure the well-being and dignity of their residents.

The day celebrates the more than 427,000 residential care, home care and retirement living staff who care for over 1.5 million older Australians. ACCPA’s annual #ThanksforCaring campaign recognises all the varied roles involved the aged care workforce – from nurses to personal care workers, allied health professionals to lifestyle coordinators, hospitality teams, drivers, cooks cleaners, administration staff and so many more.

In addition to celebrating the incredible work of individuals and teams, Aged Care Employee Day is also an opportunity to highlight the great initiatives being led by aged care organisations and good news happening across the country in aged and community care, retirement living and seniors housing.

Video: The Hon Anika Wells speaks to employees on Aged Care Employee Day.

On this Aged Care Employee Day, find some time in your day to extend gratitude to these remarkable individuals who brighten the lives of our residents and elderly Australians in general.


For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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