LASA has just opened its 2021 Excellence In Age Services (EIAS) awards to honour dedication, distinction and innovation in the aged care sector.

“These awards honour superior work and procedures to transform aged care, to ensure individuals have quality care, choice and respect right now and into the future,” said LASA CEO Sean Rooney.

“With the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety having issued its final report, highlighting leadership and excellence in aged care is extremely important. Aged care is committed to doing better and we have made changes to raise standards and we are continuing to do so.

“The report also highlighted that many dedicated aged care workers are doing an outstanding job—with compassion, respect and professionalism—often in challenging circumstances and with limited resources.”

“The awards celebrate the passion, contribution and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of older Australians.”

There are five categories in the awards:

  • Team – 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.
  • Organisation – recognises an operation that has demonstrated excellence through a significant initiative or contribution that has improved the lives of older people and has also fostered the development of a vibrant, enthusiastic, caring and effective work culture.
  • Rising Star – recognises an 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.
    Individual – recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence through their significant contribution, initiative and dedication in the delivery of aged care and services. It is awarded to people who model best-practice quality care and behaviour.
  • Next Gen Young Leader – 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. It has a particular focus on individuals who are using their youthful zeal to make transformative changes in the age services industry.

“These awards seek to increase public confidence and community involvement in aged care and services,” said Mr Rooney.

“The awards will be judged at a state and territory level across the five categories, with winners from each state progressing as finalists to the national awards, to be announced at the LASA’s National Congress later this year.”

To nominate for State and Territory awards, please click here