LASA EXCELLENCE IN AGE SERVICES AWARDS 2021

The LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the age services industry. The awards celebrate the passion, contribution and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of older Australians. The awards also seek to increase public confidence and community involvement in aged care and services.

Awards have been judged at a state level across the five categories; Individual, Next Gen Young Leader, Organisation, Rising Star and Team. LASA is pleased to announce the State and Territory Finalists in the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards for 2021. Please see full list of finalists below.

Thank you for joining us on Saturday, 7 August 2021 on Aged Care Employee Day to announce the State and Territory Winners in the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards through a special online broadcast.

Videos for each State & Territory can be viewed below:

If you experience difficulties viewing the presentations above:

  • Please click here to launch video for WA Awards
  • Please click here to launch video for SA & NT Awards
  • Please click here to launch video for QLD Awards
  • Please click here to launch video for NSW & ACT Awards
  • Please click here to launch video for VIC & TAS Awards

This year promises to be the biggest Aged Care Employee Day yet, with LASA being joined by the Australian Aged Care Collaboration, OPAN, Dementia Australia and National Seniors to celebrate aged care workers on Saturday 7 August 2021.

Aged Care Employee Day was started by Whiddon in 2018 before LASA made it a national event in 2019. The theme #ThanksforCaring acknowledges the more than 360,000 workers involved in caring for over 1.3 million older Australians.

2021 STATE & TERRITORY FINALISTS

Individual, Next Gen Young Leader & Rising Star Finalists

Organisation & Team Finalists

Kirsty Mallitt, Angels in Aprons

Lucy West, Angels in Aprons – WINNER QLD Next Gen Young Leader

Sharon Hill, APM

Katherine Helmi, Carrington Care

Emily Skeen, Carrington Care – WINNER NSW/ACT Rising Star

Emily Atkinson, Community Based Support (CBS)

Wayne Crase, Everglow Community Care Links – WINNER QLD Rising Star

Rocco Andreacchio, Fresh Hope Care

Claire Abbott, Hakea Grove

Lena Judrill, Halls Creek Peoples Church Incorporated (Halls Creek Peoples Church Frail Aged Hostel) – WINNER WA Rising Star

Patricia Van Niekerk, Home Instead – WINNER WA Individual

Bill Appleby, Jewish Care – WINNER VIC/TAS Individual

Lee-Anne Beazley, Life Without Barriers – WINNER SA/NT Individual

Marc Zywaczewski, Lifeview

Katy Cavanagh, Lifeview

Grace Hodder, Livebetter

Carlie Kilikas, Manor Court Werribee Aged Care

Jodie Hirst, Martin Luther Homes Boronia Inc.

Lesley Schneider, Mercy Aged Care Services – WINNER QLD Individual

Richelle Johns, My at Home Care – WINNER WA Next Gen Young Leader

Janelle Veale, Roseneath Aged Care Centre – WINNER NSW/ACT Individual

Tom Kariko, Royal Freemasons – WINNER VIC/TAS Rising Star

Brittany Murphy, RSL life Care

Joanne Wang, Ryman Healthcare – WINNER VIC/TAS Next Gen Young Leader

Lisa Karstens, Tabulam and Templer Homes for the Aged Inc (TTHA)

Michael Monteleone, Whiddon – WINNER NSW/ACT Next Gen Young Leader

Rebecca Elks, Whiddon

AGWS trading as PRONIA

Australian Unity Independent and Assisted Living

Blackall Range Care Group – WINNER QLD Organisation 

Leisure & Lifestyle Team, Bluewave Living

Allied Health Consultancy Team, Brightwater’s Residential Aged Care

Critical Interim Support team, Brotherhood Of St Laurence

Chaffey Aged Care – WINNER VIC/TAS Organisation 

Getaway Woodvale Team, Community Vision – WINNER WA Team

Encore Apartments Team, ECH Inc.

Enabling Confidence at Home, ECH Inc. – WINNER SA/NT Organisation 

Embracia In Burpengary

Everglow Community Care Links

Software Team,  Five Good Friends

Footprints Recovery and Reablement Program Team, Footprints Inc. – WINNER QLD Team

Gymea Community Aid And Information Service – WINNER NSW/ACT Team

The Hakea Grove Team

integratedliving Australia

Life Care

Social Support Program, Merri Health

Residential Services Team, Rembrandt Living – WINNER SA/NT Team

Rosewood – WINNER WA Organisation 

COVID-19 Incident Management Team, Ryman Healthcare – WINNER VIC/TAS Team

Tanunda Lutheran Home Inc.

Twilight Aged Care – WINNER NSW/ACT Organisation 

Wesley Mission Queensland

Whiddon

AWARD CATEGORIES

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence through their significant contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. The Individual Award recognises those who exemplify the values of integrity, care and responsibility, and/or ingenuity. It is awarded to people who model best-practice quality care and behaviour.

This award recognises an individual under the age of 40 who has demonstrated excellence through their significant contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. The Next Gen Young Leader Award recognises those who exemplify the values of integrity, care and responsibility, and/or ingenuity. It has a particular focus on individuals who are using their youthful zeal to make transformative changes in the age services industry.

This award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated excellence through:
a) a significant initiative or contribution that has improved the lives of older people (or a specific group of older persons, such as those with dementia) through the delivery of aged care and services, including the development or provision of high-level support services through innovation, leadership and personcentred care; or
b) fostering the development of a vibrant, enthusiastic, caring and effective work culture that has a positive impact on the older people in their care, their families and other staff members, which may be evident in staff ratios, staff attrition rates, staff wellbeing programs, ongoing staff development and training, upwards mobility, and the engagement of staff.

This award recognises and individual with less than five years industry experience who has demonstrated excellence through their contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. Relatively new to the age services industry, this individual has embraced their role and exemplifies the values of integrity, care and responsibility, and/or ingenuity.

This award recognises a team working within the age services industry that has demonstrated excellence through a significant initiative or contribution that has improved the lives of older people through the delivery of care and services, including the development or provision of high-level support services through innovation, leadership and person-centred care. While the team award is largely focused on outcomes for older people, judging criteria also extend to teams that embody a culture of enthusiasm, positivity and caring.

For more information on the awards categories, nomination and judging process, please click here

The 2021 Excellence in Age Services Awards are proudly sponsored by:

National Awards Sponsor
Queensland Awards Co-Sponsor