This Monday, 7th August was Aged Care Employee Day (ACED). Dementia Australia is celebrating Aged Care Employees by acknowledging the tremendous contribution that aged care workers make to improving the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said, “more than two-thirds of aged care residents have moderate to severe cognitive impairment and aged care employees play a crucial role in supporting them.”
“We acknowledge and thank aged care workers for the difference they make to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and their carers,” Ms McCabe said.
“Aged care workers continue to be there to support those who need them the most, making a difference each and every shift.
Ask Annie is a mobile education app that helps care workers provide better support to people who are living with dementia. It provides easy to access training for aged care employees through short, self-paced modules.
Since its launch in June 2021, Ask Annie has been downloaded more than 17,285 times with more than 1,200 paid subscriptions.
To find out more about Ask Annie, visit Centre for Dementia Learning website or call 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368).