#ThanksForCaring – Celebrating Aged Care Employee Day

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Published August 06 2021

#ThanksForCaring – Celebrating Aged Care Employee Day 

Merri Health recognises over 100 aged care staff for Aged Care Employee Day

This Saturday 7 August is Aged Care Employee Day. 

An initiative of Leading Aged Services Australia, this national event day celebrates and recognises the many roles involved in aged care.

There are 360,000 aged care staff around Australia, including allied health professionals, hospitality teams, drivers, cleaners, volunteers, lifestyle officers, administration staff and many more.

Merri Health has over 100 staff dedicated to aged care support. To celebrate this year’s theme #ThanksForCaring and recognise their incredible work improving the lives of vulnerable older Australians, Merri staff have been publicly recognised for their work.

Tassia Michaleas, CEO Merri Health said, “As part of Aged Care Employee Day on 7th August, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our aged care employees across the organisation. It is important that we all recognise this important work as they place the needs of clients at the centre of everything they do.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has been no different.  Merri staff have continued to provide services to one of our most vulnerable client groups using many different modalities and ensured they felt supported, connected and received the best possible care.  Thank you for your passion and determination to continue to provide a purposeful service for each and every client.”

Merri Health also acknowledges Aged Care staff across Australia for their vital work supporting older vulnerable Australians. 

Merri is encouraging people to show their appreciation for Aged Care workers. Post a video on social media using the theme and hashtag #ThanksForCaring

Find out more at www.agedcareday.com.au