06.08.2020 15:50 Age: 205 days

WA Country Health Service honours aged care employees

This Aged Care Employee Day, the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) honours and celebrates all aged care workers and volunteers across country WA.

Director Aged Care Marcelle James said that working in aged care was extremely rewarding and fulfilling.

“However, it also comes with its challenges that can be both physically and emotionally demanding,” Ms James said.

“Staff need to be patient and remain positive to help support older people to live as independently as possible.

“It definitely takes a special kind of person to work in aged care.

“Small gestures and kind words can make a world of a difference to an older person living in our community.

“I sincerely thank the entire team of aged care workers and volunteers, whether on the frontline or working behind the scenes, for ensuring the older people in our regions are being well taken care of and respected.”

WACHS provides contemporary healthcare services for older people across country WA and assists them to remain independent for as long as possible in their communities and on country.