15 October 2019
HESTA Aged Care Awards national finalists announced
Twelve finalists have been recognised in the 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards which recognises Australia’s most innovative and proactive aged care organisations, teams and individuals.
The Awards acknowledge those in the aged care sector who have made an exceptional contribution to improving the quality of life for older Australians across three Award categories – Team Innovation, Outstanding Organisation, and Individual Distinction.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said this year’s finalists were selected for their outstanding compassion, leadership and innovation in improving services and standards of care in the aged care sector.
“This year’s finalists have pushed the boundaries and developed innovative services and programs that rise to the challenge of providing high-quality care to the growing number of ageing Australians,” said Ms Blakey
“HESTA is proud to shine a spotlight on the amazing work being done by these teams, organisations, and individuals who have shown incredible commitment to improving the quality of life of older Australians in their homes, retirement villages and aged care facilities.”
With a prize pool of $30,000 proudly provided by Awards sponsor, ME – the bank for you; the winners of the three award categories will each receive $10,000 for further education or team development.
ME CEO Jamie McPhee, said the finalists in this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards underline the incredible commitment those in the aged care sector have for improving the wellbeing of everyday Australians.
“These finalists have demonstrated amazing leadership in their respective fields and a dedication that goes well above and beyond the call of duty. ME is very proud to be the sponsor of these awards,” said Mr McPhee.
The 2019 finalists are:
Advance Care Planning Team
Advance Care Planning Australia
Recognised for their work empowering older Australians to make informed choices about their future medical treatments and end-of-life care.
Cherished Pets Team
Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care
Ocean Grove, VIC
From Seed to Plate
Uniting Communities Aged Care, Aldersgate
Recognised for their 24/7 personal alarm service, supporting senior Australians to live independently in their own homes.
The Village Dentist
Castle Hill, NSW
Recognised for providing care to older Australians experiencing difficulty accessing mainstream facilities and services, including those with long-term psychiatric conditions and various types of dementia.
Recognised for developing a range of senior-friendly technologies to allow clients to easily self-serve and take back control.
Koonambil Aged Care
Recognised for her proactive management and open communication growing Koonambil to be one of the region’s major employers and aged care services that are focused on making a meaningful difference to the lives of residents and fostering staff professional development.
South West Community Care
Recognised for leading the expansion of South West Community Care’s (SWCC) services enabling it to reach more older Australians in the region.
Tut Khoryom Nyuon
Templestowe Lower, VIC
Recognised for his work as a Personal Care Assistant whose positive presence and passion for his work has helped ease the anxiety and isolation that those living in residential care often experience.
Winners will be announced at the 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards on 14 November 2019 in Adelaide.
Find out more about the HESTA Awards Program hestaawards.com.au.