August 7 is all about celebrating the unsung heroes of the Aged Care community in Australia! The day is designed to illuminate the amazing work that is done behind the scenes by workers to ensure that some of our most vulnerable elderly loved ones are being cared for. Aged Care workers deserve to be thanked every year, but particularly in 2020 when they manage the heightened stress of caring for our elderly in the midst of a pandemic. These heroes of the community work to give solace to loved family members when they have to be away from home.

Aged Care can often require difficult and thankless work. So join us in celebrating workers today or whenever you can! Here are 5 ways to thank the Aged Care employee in your life!

ONE – LEAVE A NOTE

With everything that goes on in day-to-day life, it can be easy to forget to thank the people around us. We often forget the value and positivity that comes with giving genuine and heartful thanks to those around us. Oftentimes the Aged Care industry can be thankless, so this year think about writing a note of thanks for the efforts of the employees taking care of your loved ones.

TWO – BRING A GIFT

The difference that a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers can make in someone’s life is monumental. In such a stressful year, we should remember to celebrate and uplift each other whenever and however possible. Aged Care Employee Day is the perfect excuse to bring some positivity into the world.

THREE – BAKE THE MOST OF IT

Nothing feels better than someone caring enough to feed you! Why not use the day to show your Aged Care facility love through the art of baking. A cookie and a thank you can brighten the day of anyone.

FOUR – EMAIL THEIR SUPERVISOR

Why not send a positive review to your worker’s supervisor? Sending a well-written email about the positive contribution a worker has added to your loved one’s life validates their work and may help them secure more work in the future.

FIVE – ENLIST YOUR LOVED ONE

Why not wrangle the help of the loved one who experiences the amazing efforts of workers? You could have them star in a thank you video or even encourage them to pick up a craft activity to gift their helper. Drawing, sewing, writing, and many other crafty activities would make excellent gifts and there is the added bonus of creativity reducing stress and anxiety!