This is a letter that has been penned by United Voice Aged Care member who will be identified as A.
I have worked in aged care for 18 years, partly as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) and later as an Enrolled Nurse and in all this time there has always been this battle for funding to manage the care for residents.
But I must say that these times are the worst I have experienced.
The money that Government has clawed back is severely damaging the level of care aged care providers can provide.Read more
The year has changed, but old habits don't change so fast.
As we complete another circulation of the sun, ambulance officers are seeing first-hand the effects the ‘silly’ season can have.
As 2017 comes to an end it is time to pause and reflect on major achievements of the campaign so far.
Here is a brief outline of 2017 and the amazing contributions of Our Turn to Care Warriors and supporters.
The campaign got off to a flying start with workers accessing paid time to come and hear about the campaign, and write their pledge as a campaign supporter.
Over ONE THOUSAND pledges have been made by Aged Care workers here in WA, and this number grows every day!
Our Turn to Care Campaign Warriors taking action!
Passionate Aged Care Workers and community members stepped up as Our Turn To Care Warriors and really took to their active roles in the campaign.
Warriors began by getting endorsements from their communities, attending campaign workshops, and taking part in skill trainings. Now the Campaign Warriors are strong leaders, getting out in the community and speaking out about how funding cuts are affecting quality care for older Australians.