Mile­stones

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

AF­TER de­vot­ing 50 years to car­ing for the el­derly, Mt Law­ley carer and su­per­vi­sor Joyce Ash­worth re­ceived the 2018 Aus­tralia’s Aged Care Em­ployee of the Year at the Na­tional Aged Care Awards in Syd­ney ear­lier this month. Ms Ash­worth started her ca­reer in 1968 as a carer at Methodist Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Su­bi­aco and now works at Ju­niper Eli­matta in Menora. “When I was younger I went down to the aged care home in Glen­dalough to pol­ish the floors and I would al­ways talk to the res­i­dents and I loved it,” she said. “Mum used to look af­ter an el­derly lady at the back of our house and I used to help care for her at the age of 14.” Ju­niper chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Chris Hall said Ms Ash­worth, who worked with Ju­niper for the past 45 years of her ca­reer, was a giv­ing and in­spi­ra­tional men­tor.

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