The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM launched a national campaign to reduce loneliness this festive season, revealing he recently visited an aged care home where, year-round, none of the residents receive visitors.
“This is a particularly distressing situation, despite the best efforts of the aged care staff,” Minister Wyatt said.
“It’s up to all of us to show people, especially senior Australians, that we care and value them, by being there as much as we can.”
For more information and to find ways to tackle loneliness in your community, visit www.redcross.org.au/act
To get involved with the Community Visitors Scheme, visit https://agedcare.health.gov.au/older-people-their-families-and-carers/community-visitors-scheme