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Indigo says #ThanksforCaring on Aged Care Employee Day

5 August 2021

Indigo encourages Perth to acknowledge and thank the people who care for our older West Australians ahead of Aged Care Employee Day on Saturday 7 August 2021 (#ACED2021).

The national day recognised the 360,000 workers who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive aged care services.

“We are asking our community to take a moment and think about the quiet achievers and the superheroes who provide care and related services with #Integrity, #Passion and dedication to our loved ones. 

“It has been a particularly challenging eighteen months for aged care workers with the pandemic adding extra pressures and modifications to how we deliver services.

“Our people are the heart of everything we do, and we would like to and give them the recognition they deserve.” Chief Executive Officer of Indigo, Steve Glew says. 

“In the lead up to this Saturday 7 August, we ask members of the community to think about the occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, nurses, administration and all other supporting staff involved with providing aged care services and say: ‘Thanks for caring’. 

“At Indigo we will be acknowledging our amazing people and saying thank you, especially to our direct care staff. We have recently introduced a Health and Wellbeing program to support our people in a variety of different ways that focus on a holistic approach to wellness and self-care, which is so important during these times of increased stressors.”  

AECD 2021, will feature a social media campaign, focusing on videos, stories and photographs to acknowledge Australia’s dedicated aged care workers.

Individuals, employers and community members wishing to take part can find information and resources on the Aged Care Employee Day website: www.agedcareday.com.au