The Public Sector Residential Aged Care (PSRAC) Leadership Committee is an initiative that brings together Executive Directors of Nursing to focus specifically on achieving high standards of evidence-based care in residential aged care public sector facilities across Victoria.
The aim of the Committee is to lead strategic, planned and sustainable approaches, to ensure safe high quality care for residents and help address the issues and concerns specific to the PSRAC sector.
This committee has identified a number of priorities including workforce; the image of aged care nursing; and mentorship.
The Celebrating Aged Care Week campaign is about recognising the positive impact that dedicated public health workers make within residential aged care (RAC). Since 2012, the campaign has prompted public sector residential aged care services to dedicate a day of a designated week in August to recognise the contribution of their residential aged care staff and volunteers. The Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee host these celebrations to highlight the rewarding and crucial work of those caring for our valuable older people living in public sector residential aged care.