2016 has certainly been a tumultuous year for the Aged Care industry in Australia. But that’s not what this article is about! These challenges have filled our inboxes and newsfeeds and often overshadow the amazing, remarkable, inspiring, and magical moments in Aged Care during the year.
So at this time of year we prefer to focus on some heartwarming stories of people doing Remarkable things to impact the lives of one or many older Australians living in care. Stories that remind us all of why we all joined this Industry…because we believed we could change it for the better. Stories of the wonderful impact that Carers and Nurses, facilities, children, animals, researchers, scientists, families and ordinary people have made upon Residents are plentiful. Changes to lives have been made. People have cared and worked hard; communities have banded together and made a difference. Positive changes are happening in Aged Care all over Australia. That’s why we love Aged Care.
Here are some of our favourite Remarkable moments, innovations and positive changes that have made a difference in the Australian Aged Care Industry in 2016.
Everyone can make a change – no matter how small, no matter what obstacles we face.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
– Rob Siltanen