That passion and dedication was acknowledged at MercyCare recently when 88 of our Residential Aged Care staff across our homes in Wembley, Joondalup, Kelmscott, Maddington and Rockingham were recognised for 10, 15 and 20-plus years of service.
“These people have made not only an enormous contribution to MercyCare but had a lasting impact on each of the residents they have connected with over the years,” MercyCare Aged Care and Disability Executive Director Joanne Penman said.
“For residents and their families, to see a familiar face each day is such a wonderful and comforting thing,” she said.
“Being able to connect with the same person regularly allows meaningful relationships to be formed. We are proud of this at MercyCare, and thankful and humbled by these staff and the contribution they have made.
“It takes a special person to work in Aged Care, and for these people to serve for this length of time shows their passion for their work. Compassion is the common ingredient we require in all our staff – and these people embody this.”
Our longest serving aged care staff members all work at our Wembley Residential Aged Care Home. Personal care assistant Gregorio has been working for 29 years, personal care assistant Amanda for 25 years and laundry staff member Dean has worked in a variety of roles over 22 years. What an amazing dedication of service.