Have you ever heard the laughter of a life fully lived?
Or been lost in the stories of someone who has traveled a million roads — and back?
Have you ever seen a person confined to a single room, whose only crime is to grow old?
Have you ever pondered why it is that being old is somehow being less?
In a world of youthful beauty, constant change and shortened use by dates, we have seen how
the simple act of stopping to learn, listen to and help our community’s older members,
has for many, become too hard.
We seek to change that.
We are the people who have the privilege to care for our ageing and we believe, deeply,
that access to good care must be easier and that the very notion of caring must change
from reactive and daunting — to proactive
the simple ethos of a life well lived.
We want to inspire
people to want to care
; not feel the burden of having to.
And we strive to enable
people to properly care
— for their neighbours, friends or family.
Above all, we exist to enhance
from the moment the smallest help is needed to the moment the final breath is taken.
As aged care professionals
we choose to care;
everyday, for every type of human in every type of condition.
Because ultimately, we believe how we care for our ageing
is a powerful reflection on who we are as a nation
*Professor John Pollaers' Vision of Care