The outstanding achievements of the age services industry have been recognised at LASA’s inaugural Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2018 Tri-State Conference in Albury. You can view photos of the awards presentation night here.

LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the achievements by organisations, teams and individuals highlight the dedication of an industry passionate about providing quality care for older Australians.

“Our industry has countless unassuming professionals, volunteers and organisations who don’t generally look for thanks or praise. It is their dedication and professionalism that make up the backbone of our industry,” Mr Rooney said.

“I congratulate all the nominees, finalists and winners of LASA’s 2018 Excellence in Care Awards for their outstanding efforts and the contributions they make daily, not only to our industry, but to the lives of the older Australians they care for,” Mr Rooney said.

Sponsored by Hesta, LASA’s 2018 Excellence in Age Services Awards have promoted and recognised excellence across all fields of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania’s aged care industry. The state level award winners will now progress as finalists to the national awards, to be presented at LASA’s National Congress in Adelaide from 28-31 October this year.

Award winners in SA are:
Organisation Award – Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged – SA
Team Award – Reynella Lodge Team, Life Care – SA
Individual Award – Simon Chappel, Managing Director, Ubercare Services – SA

Award winners in VIC/TAS are:
Organisation Award – Nagambie HealthCare and Cooinda Aged Care Services – VIC
Team Award – Carer Health and Wellbeing Coaching Team, Carer Links North, Merri Health – VIC
Individual Award – Kyle Miller, Moments That Matter Coordinator, Australian Unity Rathdowne Place – VIC

Congratulations also to the following finalists: Uniting AgeWell, integratedliving Australia, Social Support Coordinator at Lifeview Residential Care Anitta Macauley, and General Manager Residential Services and Quality & Compliance at Benetas Paula Trood.

LASA’s 2018 Excellence in Care Award nominations were reviewed by a panel of industry experts. LASA would like to thank all the judges for their time and dedication and a special thanks to HESTA for making the awards possible.

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