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National Volunteer Week

In recognition of National Volunteer Week (16-22 May), the team at Bestwest Care sends our heartfelt thanks to the thousands of aged care volunteers supporting our industry partners and WA’s elderly, whether they are living at home or in residential care.

As an agency workforce provider and RTO, specialising in community, aged and disability care, we are acutely aware of the valuable contribution of volunteers, who generously donate their personal time in providing critical support and companionship to Western Australia‘s elderly.

The Covid pandemic has been particularly tough on those working and residing in assisted living (aged care), most of whom have experienced extended lockdowns and home isolation.

For so many people in residential care, highly anticipated outings and activities were cancelled, volunteers and even close family members were banned from visiting,  at a time when the elderly and the vulnerable desperately needed to see a friendly face.

So, welcome back, friendly, hard-working aged care volunteers! You generously offer your valuable time, comfort, companionship and support, vital to the wellbeing of Australia’s elderly.  Thank you all for your kindness, compassion, hard work and dedication. Everyone in Aged care sincerely appreciates you!

 

For further information about volunteering and working in the aged care sector:

Register on the new government site dedicated to aged care volunteers https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/re-engaging-volunteers-into-residential-aged-care-facilities-program

Volunteering is a great way to see if you are suited to working in the Aged Care sector, which is in dire need of a boost to its paid workforce. Contact Bestwest Care if you are interested in qualifying as an aged and disability care and support worker.