DEVOTION and passion were recognised when Whiddon Kelso celebrated Aged Care Employee Day recently.
The official day was created in 2018 by the not-for-profit aged care organisation to recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in the aged care industry across Australia.
Whiddon says it is leading the charge in inspiring the next generation of aged care employees by boosting awareness of careers in the sector.
Whiddon is piloting a tertiary student mentoring program in regional NSW and Queensland under its Future Care banner of career development initiatives.
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The program connects tertiary health and care services students with senior registered nurses and other non-clinical mentors at Whiddon to gain personal insight about their experiences and career trajectory.
Whiddon Kelso director of care services Nicole Mahara said Aged Care Employee Day is an important day to pay tribute to the valuable work of aged care employees - the people she said are "the unsung heroes of our communities".
"We planned an exciting celebration for our entire team to say a huge thanks to the incredible people here at Whiddon Kelso who often put others' needs before their own," she said.
"Their devotion and passion to caring for older people and making a meaningful difference each and every day in our communities is what sets them apart."