“From across our services, we wanted to thank our aged care staff and those of our industry colleagues for showing up day after day to care for our parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and relatives, and our community’s most vulnerable. It isn’t easy and it takes a special kind of person to care for older Queenslanders. To do so with love, care, and patience in such challenging times is a testament to the dedication and genuine compassion of aged care workers. Thank you. You are truly appreciated,” say Anglicare staff and Community Services Commission members
In the peak of the Queensland summer, when some parts of the state reached 38 degrees and stifling humidity levels, aged care staff went to work in face shields, gloves, gowns, N95 face masks and glasses. They had to take extra precautions, get regularly tested, and work through difficult situations, facing physical, emotional and psychological challenges in order to protect older Australians. It’s not over yet and aged care staff still face unique challenges every day.