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Residential Aged Care Newsletters

In our Spring edition for 2022, we provide some updates from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, as well as one regarding COVID-19 Winter Dose. We also share a snapshot of the exciting things happening across our Centres including NAIDOC week celebrations, Christmas in July and Aged Care Employee Day, as well as a space to acknowledge many of the Salvation Army Aged Care’s long-serving employees.

We are pleased to share two feature stories in this edition. Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Centre resident, Joyce, shares why it's important to have a sense of humour, and Chef Jason tells us about what it's like to manage the Collaroy Campus kitchens. We've also been "in the news" on Channel 7's Sunrise, and we celebrate the meals made for our residents on special occasions. Our regular Risk Forum and Plan for Continuious Improvement highlights are included in this edition also.

We’re pleased to share news of our staff milestones with you, as The Salvation Army Aged Care’s National Director has been recognised as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to the law, to human rights and to the community,’ and Rohini Prasad, a Care Service Employee, celebrates 30 years of service at Weeroona Aged Care Centre. This Autumn, we have also included two feature stories shared with us directly from with our frontline about the creative ways our residents are keeping connected with each other and their communities, as facilitated by dedicated staff members and volunteers of The Salvation Army Aged Care.

In our Summer edition of Inside Aged Care, we have included a Devotional from The Salvation Army Aged Care's Mission and Chaplaincy Manager and a video with messages from our residents, clients and staff members from across the country. There is information about COVID-19 vaccinations and our Risk Forum and Plan for Continuous Improvement highlights continue to progress. We celebrate two Centre milestones in this edition and spotlight our Catering and Hospitality Manager as well.

In our Spring edition of Inside Aged Care, we have included a message from The Salvation Army's Chief Secretary acknowledging the efforts of our staff during the pandemic and a devotional from our Chaplaincy Team Leader. There is information about how The Salvation Army Aged Care has been managing the pandemic, and our Risk Forum and Plan for Continuous Improvement highlights continue. We also share news of a Centre milestone and celebrate significant staff long service milestones as well.

In our Winter edition of Inside Aged Care, we have included information about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and the Federal Budget, as well as highlights from our Risk Forum, our Plan for Continuous Improvement, and WHS Safety news. Our Code of Conduct has been included and also information on how to submit feedback to us, as well as news about our frontline nurses and healthcare workers, and our staff milestones.

The Salvation Army acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.