Humans of Aged Care


Humans of Aged Care (HOAC) is a storytelling platform to celebrate and demonstrate the human elements of care at the heart of aged care services.

Created and championed by Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), the industry’s leading peak body, HOAC aims to help put some balance back into the public portrayal of the aged care industry by highlighting all the positive aspects of aged care.

Through HOAC we hope to acknowledge and applaud our industry’s dedicated individuals, and remind the community about all the positive stories in aged care that rarely get told.

Anyone can get involved with HOAC. Our ‘Humans’ of Aged Care can be anyone delivering care as a care worker or anyone that works in an aged care facility (cook, cleaner, administrator, manager etc.), an unpaid carer or volunteer, or resident/individual receiving care and their family members who are passionate about ensuring their loved ones continue to live happy fulfilled lives. 

We encourage you to nominate a person or persons you know who deserves to be acknowledged as a ‘Human’ of Aged Care so we can share their inspiring stories more broadly.