This week the aged care industry came together to honour workers in our sector for Aged Care Employee Day. It is a fitting celebration of the wonderful work that our staff do, now more than ever in these challenging times. I encourage you all to participate in the social media campaign with the hashtags #ThanksforCaring and #ACED2020 to highlight videos, stories and photographs acknowledging the thousands of employees who have worked to save lives during COVID-19.
Cabrini Health has demonstrated the flexibility and speed which the COVID-19 pandemic is demanding of our health and aged care sectors, by converting one of its sites into a dedicated facility to care for residents from aged care homes who are COVID-19 positive.
Since the day our founders, the Sisters of Charity, arrived in Australia, St Vincent’s has been helping people in need.
Mothers across Australia know that breast is best, but for many women breastfeeding can be a struggle.
The largest non-government grouping of aged care services in Australia, Catholic Health Australia, thanks its workers as they continue to provide compassionate care in the face of a surging pandemic.
CHA, whose Victorian members include Mercy, St Vincent’s and Villa Maria, among others, said its aged care workers are doing an amazing job as they battle a second surge of COVID cases in Victoria.
Once again as the pandemic enters a new phase and gains apace in Victoria I know that you will all be working hard again to ensure that residents and staff are kept safe.
Chronic pain is an epidemic affecting one in five Australians. Many relying on opioids to get through the day.
But, relying on these highly addictive medications for years on end does nothing to tackle the underlying cause or help people live with their pain.
Catholic Health Australia’s pilot awareness-raising campaign on aged care held during the recent Eden Monaro by-election on NSW’s South Coast attracted widespread support from the political parties, and confirmed the community wants change.
Volunteers and party officials from Labor, the Liberals, the Nationals and minor parties such as the Shooters Fishers & Farmers were all happy to support our Fight for Better Aged Care campaign.
CHA has hired a new staff member to join the aged care team under Director Nick Mersiades. Paul Linden joins as Senior Policy Advisor this week.
Catholic Health Australia welcomes the release of a further 6,150 home care packages and urges the Federal Government to increase the pace so that older Australians needing care and support are not missing out or receiving fewer services than they require .