The LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards have a long history in promoting and recognising excellence within the age services industry. Previously hosted at a state level, the 2022 awards program has been redesigned with all nominations going directly in to the prestigious national program. This year there will be two new categories that value the important contribution of the industry’s Executive Leaders and Volunteers who continuously go above and beyond in the service of older Australians. The national awards presentation will be presented virtually in conjunction with Aged Care Employee day on 7 August  2022.

Aged Care Employee Day

This Sunday is the day we officially recognise Australia’s dedicated aged and community care workforce. Please view the 2022 ACED highlights video and visit our youtube channel to watch all the inspiring videos from our Members saying ‘thanks for caring’.

ACED is a registered awareness day, which falls on 7 August each year. Many care providers will be celebrating on Sunday with staff barbecues, morning and afternoon teas, while others are planning celebrations throughout next week.

2022 National Finalists

Individual Award

This award recognises those individuals who have demonstrated excellence through their contribution and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. This award is particularly for those who have made a difference in their workplace and in the lives of older Australians

Maggie Ashton
Hospital At Home East, Silverchain

Julie Dymock
St Vincent’s Care

Melanie Wagner
Lutheran Services

Executive Leader Award

This award is for executive leaders within the age services industry. The nominated executive leader will need to demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence through their contribution and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services.

Elizabeth Drozd
Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS)

Jude Emmer
Wesley Mission Queensland

Nick McDonald
Prestige inhome Care

Volunteer Award

This award recognises the un-sung heroes of our industry, the volunteers. This award is for a volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond through their initiative or contributions to improve the lives of older people.

Phil Haplin
St Vincent’s Care Services Carseldine and Boondall

Jennifer Kriss
Montefiore

Taylor Moon
Silverchain Group

Team Award

This award recognises a team within an organisation that is a part of the age services sector who have demonstrated ongoing excellence through an initiative or contribution that improves the lives of older people in the delivery of care and services.

Creative Therapy Team
Montefiore

Jasmine Grove Team
IRT Group

South East Sydney Team
Catholic Healthcare

Organisation Award

This award recognises an organisation that has continuously showcased excellence through an initiative or contribution that improves the lives of older people through the delivery of care and services.

Benetas

Bolton Clarke

Burnnie Brae

Perth Care + Companion Company

Whiddon

Selection Criteria

Please provide a brief outline of the individual including their role within the organisation, length of service, previous experience and key attributes.
■ Describe a specific contribution that the individual has made to aged care and services.
■ Describe how the individual has demonstrated initiative through the delivery of care and services.
■ Provide evidence of the individual’s positive impact and outcomes on the lives older people.
■ Describe how this individual’s initiative or contribution could be translated across the industry to provide excellence in age services.
■ Please provide a high-resolution photo of the nominee.

■ Please provide a brief outline of the Executive Leader including their role within the organisation, length of service, previous experience and key attributes.
■ Describe a specific contribution that the Executive Leader has made to aged care and services.
■ Describe how the Executive Leader has demonstrated leadership through the delivery of care and services.
■ Provide evidence of the Executive Leader’s positive impact and outcomes on industry, organisation/team.
■ Describe how this Executive Leader could support this demonstrated initiative or contribution being applied across the industry to provide excellence in age services
■ Please provide a high-resolution photo of the nominee.

Please provide a brief outline of the volunteer including their role within the organisation, length of service, and key attributes.
■ Describe a specific contribution that the volunteer has made to aged care and services.
■ Describe how the volunteer has demonstrated initiative through the delivery of care and services.
■ Describe how this volunteer’s initiative or contribution could be translated across the industry to provide excellence in age services.
■ Provide evidence of the volunteer’s positive impact and outcomes on the lives older people.
■ Please provide a high-resolution photo of the nominee.

Please provide a brief outline of the team including their function and purpose within the organisation, length of time in operation, number of staff, structure and attributes of team members.
■ Describe an initiative or contribution that this team has implemented that has positively impacted the age services industry.
■ Describe the implementation process of the initiative or contribution through delivery of care and services.
■ Describe how this team’s initiative or contribution could be translated across the industry to provide excellence in age services.
■ Provide evidence of the positive impact that this team has had on the lives older people.
■ Please provide a high-resolution photo of the team.

Please provide a brief outline of the organisation including the number of years in operation, size, number of staff, services provided and number and types of clients.
■ Describe an initiative or contribution that this organisation has created and the reason it was implemented.
■ Describe the implementation process of the initiative or contribution through delivery of care and services.
■ Describe how this organisation’s initiative or contribution could be translated across the industry to provide excellence in age services.
■ Provide evidence of the positive impact that this organisation has had on the lives older people.
■ Please provide a high-resolution photo relevant to the organisation.

Eligibility Criteria:

■ The nominee must be working in the age services sector at the time of nomination.
■ The nominee’s organisation must be a current financial Member of LASA.
■ Associate and Corporate Partners (Affiliate) organisations are ineligible for entry for these awards.
■ Nominees may be nominated by an external nominator but must have the support of their employer.

Important Dates: 

  • Nominations Open: 7 February 2022
  • Nominations Close: 27 May 2022
  • Award Finalists Announced: 20 June 2022 
  • Award Presentation: 7 August 2022