Heroes of aged care celebrated

By Kyabram Free Press

NOT all heroes wear capes. 

Some wear nurses uniforms, carry a toolbox or serve your loved ones dinner. 

That is certainly the case at Sheridan Aged Care, which honoured the commitment of their staff last Wednesday with an afternoon tea to coincide with the inaugural Aged Care Employee Day. 

Leading Aged Services Australia initiated the national day to celebrate the 365,000-plus people who provide care and services to over 1.3 million older Australians.

Interim CEO David Edwards said the commitment shown by staff was a credit to the whole organisation. 

“As a team your focus on resident-first is really something that you should be really proud of," he said. 

Acting Director of Clinical Services April McKenzie acknowledged the broad team effort required to provide high-quality care. 

“They say it takes a village to raise a child and it also takes a village to run a health service," she said. 

Residents, clients and volunteers along with Mr Edwards participated in creating a short video of thanks for all staff.

You can check it out on the KDHS Facebook page