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Recognising aged care nurses on International Nurses Day

10th May 2022 | 3 mins

International Nurses Day

For our nurses and carers, caring for our residents is far more than a job, it’s a vocation. International Nurses Day is an opportunity to recognise their expertise, dedication and compassion in bringing joy to our residents.

We often receive thank you letters from families and friends expressing their gratitude for our extraordinary team. Here are just some of those heartfelt letters.

Orange Grove Care Community, New South Wales "From day one, all the team have been so friendly and caring. Dad said all the nurses are great and very kind and he has a favourite nurse who always makes him smile.

During these difficult times with Covid, I cannot express enough my deepest and sincerest appreciation to all the team who looked after my Dad and continue to do so, with all of your help and support you give my Dad. Many thanks to all of you beautiful souls."

Denhams Beach Care Community, New South Wales "I would like to thank you for taking care of my Mum during the last couple of months of her life. All of you were so kind to her, especially during the palliative stage.

A couple of the girls treated her like she was their own mother, it really blew me away. Thank you, you are a legend, I know you did a lot for her as did many people."

Kawana Waters Care Community, Queensland "I would like to thank all of the Kawana Waters team for taking great care of my father. He was having a hard time dealing with dementia but nothing was too hard for the great team looking after him. Many thanks."

Warrandyte Gardens Care Community, Victoria "We are so pleased that we chose Warrandyte Gardens for Mum. Even with her memory she is happy and feels safe. She enjoys the weekly activities, the beautiful gardens and having company in the kind and caring team; and seeing the other friendly residents daily - that happily reminds her she is not the only one growing old."

Murdoch Gardens Care Community, Western Australia "I highly recommend Murdoch Gardens. All team (including management, nurses, carers, receptionists and grounds staff) have been wonderful to deal with and provide a very caring environment for our Mum. Set in beautiful gardens, the Care Community really welcomes family and friends, with various meeting places including a cafe. Special thanks for ensuring such a smooth and positive transition for Mum."

Progressing your career in Nursing

Nursing is a career where you can make a fundamental difference in the lives of older people - helping them to make the most of their days. Our Opal HealthCare Academy is available to all Opal HealthCare team and provides development opportunities so you can expand your knowledge and your circle of influence to make an impact as you grow in your career.

Our Nurse Graduate Program is designed to support you with guidance, mentoring and a supportive environment as you transition from tertiary nursing studies into practice in residential aged care

Our Elevate Program, supported by the University of Wollongong is for mid-career nurses aiming to qualify as a gerontological nurse.

Thank you for choosing nursing as your career.

To learn more about our internal development programs visit Opal HealthCare Academy

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