March 4, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Some people wonder what it really is like being in an aged care.
As a volunteer, I get to step into the world of aged care and see the day-to-day operations of what actually happens in the mysterious world of aged care.
Arcare Sanctuary Manors has been my go-to place for many years as a volunteer.
I get to host bingo sessions, pamper ladies with hand massages, paint fingernails and most of all, I get to chat on a regular basis with each of our clients.
I also get to assist staff on a regular basis by giving my time to be with our elders.
I can vouch for the care that our clients get from our carers.
These ladies in our residence do an amazing job, they go above and beyond, they work diligently and tirelessly and they do it for many hours a week.
They have compassion, dedication, respect and loyalty to the care they give to our elders and they give their all to the company that employs them.
I want all staff to be noticed today- each and every one of them, from management through to the dedicated floor team, which includes the entire clinical and hospitality staff and the team of carers who perform extraordinary tasks often without notice.
We need to congratulate these fine women and men who choose to look after our elders as a career – they simply love what they do.
Let’s recognize the work that happens in our own residence and to open our eyes to amount of effort and dedication it takes to run an aged care residence daily.
This often goes unnoticed but I want to highlight the precision of timing and excellence being executed each and every day.
Our aged care friends love what Arcare has to offer but it is also a shared experience. And we want to recognise that every contribution is greatly appreciated.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.