When I was at high school and university, the idea of working in aged care was never brought to my attention. The plan was to either become a leading lady on the big screen, or work in the humanitarian sector.
Today I’m a marketing and communications consultant and passionate human rights advocate. I’m also looking to get back into theatre.
But I wonder what shape my path would have taken if I had been informed about becoming a carer for those in aged care?
It’s no secret that most aged care providers across Australia are in urgent need of Division 1 nurses and personal care workers. In addition, the challenge remains to attract young people, graduates, who have a passion to work in the aged care sector.