Celebrating more than 360,000 aged care staff around Australia. This year's theme #ThanksforCaring recognises each and every team member involved in caring for the 1.3 million older Australians receiving home care or residential care services. This includes nurses and care workers, allied health professionals, hospitality teams, drivers, cleaners, volunteers, lifestyle officers, administration staff and many, many others.
They have experienced a tumultuous six months, adapting to a new way of providing care, while also sustaining the connections between those they care for and their loved ones or to their wider community.
You can write a general message to all our frontline carers, or a specific message to someone you know. Give a virtual shout-out to all the heroes supporting our seniors by sharing your message, letter, video or artwork in the form on this page.
Your ‘thanks for caring’ message will make a world of difference to an aged care worker.
Testimonial“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown” Family of [email protected] clients
Testimonial“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the [email protected] team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs” Family Member of [email protected] client
Testimonial“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed” Leanne (daughter of [email protected] client)
Testimonial“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide” Family Members of [email protected] clients
Testimonial“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch [email protected] team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role” Michelle ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to” Christine ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!” Maurice ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better” Joan ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!” “I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.” Stuart (Swinton East)
Testimonial“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“ “I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids, they’re all so nice!” John (Lake Lodge)
Testimonial“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff” Margaret (Lake Lodge)
Testimonial“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life” Lynette (Swinton East)