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Local workers thanked on Aged Care Employee Day

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Danielle Gibbs from Carinity Kepnock Grove aged care Bundaberg with therapy dog Maizy.

Danielle Gibbs of Carinity Kepnock Grove is one of the organisation's 1200 dedicated employees who work to support Queensland seniors who are being thanked as part of Aged Care Employee Day.

Carinity is using the annual event, held on August 7 each year, to recognise its employees who care for Queensland seniors living in 12 residential aged care communities and those supported through its in-home care services.

The leading not-for-profit organisation helps to change the lives of people in need, supporting individuals and families in reaching their full potential to live enriched lives.

Danielle is a diversional therapist at Carinity Kepnock Grove and said her role in helping residents’ achieve their goals was extremely rewarding.

“I provide leisure and recreation activities that enhance the wellbeing of our residents in a range of different contexts, and assist in optimising their health, well-being, independence and quality of life,” Danielle said.

“The aspect of my job I enjoy the most is the residents.

“As our older generation, they have so much to offer and their sense of humour is astounding.”

Carinity CEO Jon Campbell expressed his gratitude for Carinity’s aged care and home care employees who “display selfless determination to care for our most vulnerable”.

“On Aged Care Employee Day, we take time to reflect on the compassionate care they give to our valued seniors every minute of every hour of every day,” John said.

Aged Care Employee Day is an initiative of Leading Age Services Australia.

This year's theme #ThanksforCaring recognises each and every team member involved in caring for older Australians receiving home care or residential care services.

This includes nurses and care workers, allied health professionals, hospitality teams, drivers, cleaners, volunteers, lifestyle officers, administration staff and many, many others.

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