Anglican Care is constantly striving to provide excellent care and enhanced lifestyles both in service delivery and in addressing the needs of its staff and the community.
The following provides a summary of some of Anglican Care’s achievements.
2017 ACSA Awards for Excellence
These Awards promote and recognise excellence in a range of areas that contribute to the quality of life of older people. Anglican Care was announced as winners in the category of Employee (Jacqui Culver, Nurse Practitioner, Community & Home Care, winners of the Exceptional Human Resource Management category and second place in the Organisational category.
Hunter New England Health Quality Achievement Awards 2017
Anglican Care, in partnership with Belmont Hospital, won the ‘Transforming Health’ category for our project ‘Improving Residential Aged Care Transfers with Telehealth’. This fantastic program aims to decrease the need for our residents to be hospitalised by utilising video telehealth to assess unwell residents. In the past year Anglican Care has seen a 30% decrease in resident transfers to hospital which is a fantastic outcome. This model of telehealth also assists with residents that are moving into one of our residential aged care homes from hospital and allows greater participation of staff, family and carers to ensure the best outcome for the resident.
2017 Better Practice Awards
Anglican Care’s Lifestyle Resource Van has been awarded this honour by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. These awards are very difficult to obtain and are awarded to organisations who are able to demonstrate that they have gone ‘above and beyond’ in the delivery of services to older people. Projects must be innovative and unique, achieve outcomes in people’s lives and be capable of generating international interest.
2017 Hunter Safety Awards
Anglican Care was announced as the Winner of the WHS Innovation Category, pipping contenders from the mining and industrial sectors to the podium. Our project was an innovative approach to overcoming workplace manual handling injuries through the use of wearable sensor technology.
Safework Awards 2017
Lauren Hutton was named as a finalist in the Best Individual Contribution to Workplace for her contribution to leading and working with dorsaVi on our wearable sensors project.
2017 NSW Training Awards
Our School Based Trainee, Grace Taylor, was named as a finalist in the category of Schools Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year 2017. Grace works with our People & Workplace team and has been a wonderful asset to both her team and Anglican Care.
2017 Australian HR Awards
Anglican Care was nominated as a finalist in the category of Best Health & Wellbeing Program. This award recognises excellence and innovation in workplace health and wellbeing programs and initiatives.
Urban Development of Australia Awards for Excellence
Architects Jackson Teece won the Excellence in Aged Care Award for Kilpatrick Court. The judges loved that the building has been designed to take advantage of the northern orientation and magnificent views across Mount Sugarloaf, Lake Macquarie and Toronto. They also loved the natural light and the ability of the home to create connections to the community by bringing the ‘outside’ in with the views and of course the environment of warmth and domesticity for our residents.
2016 NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards
Anglican Care was named as a Semi Finalist in the category of Prime Super Community of the Year – Population over 15,000 Award. These prestigious awards encourage, acknowledge and pay tribute to individuals, communities, businesses and groups who are making a significant contribution to regional and rural areas.
Australian HR Awards 2016
Anglican Care was a finalist in three categories in these prestigious awards. The awards bring together industry leaders to celebrate excellence in the Human Resources profession, recognising individuals, teams and companies for their outstanding achievements in people management. The categories that Anglican Care was nominated in were:
- Australian HR Manager of the Year – Catherine Mordaunt
- Best Recruitment Campaign
- Best Reward and Recognition
2013 and 2014 winners – Lake Macquarie City Business Excellence Award
Anglican Care was announced as the consecutive winner of the Not for Profit and Charity category of the 2013 and 2014 Awards. The Award recognises the important role that Not for Profit organisations and Charities play within the business and wider community. Not only do they provide vital services, they also provide employment opportunities for people to give back through volunteering, including contributing to their governance by participating on their Board and Committee.
The Award acknowledges those Not For Profit organisations and Charities which operate under sound business principles and in a business like manner.
Aged and Community Services (ACS) 2013 State Awards for Excellence
One of Anglican Care’s wonderful volunteers Daphne Fitzpatrick was named as a finalist in the Volunteer category of the Awards.
Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards 2013
Anglican Care had three of its projects announced as finalists in the category “Innovative Project Team” in the 2013 awards. The programs were Memory Magic, Age of Technology and Nostalgic Pathways. The Nostalgic Pathways program from Jesmond Grove Hostel was announced as the winner.
Positive Living in Aged Care Awards 2013
The Positive Living in Aged Care Awards aim to recognise residential aged care providers in NSW who are implementing strategies to promote a positive approach to the prevention and management of mental health conditions. Two of Anglican Care’s projects were announced as finalists in the 2013 Awards, with Nostalgic Pathways being announced as the winner of its category.
Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards 2012
Anglican Care had four staff and one volunteer named as finalists in this year’s Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards. There were more than 120 nominations received across the seven award categories. Shane Johannessen from Carey Bay Village was named as the winner of the Trainee of the Year Award.
Lake Macquarie City 2012 Business Excellence Awards
Anglican Care was named as a finalist in the above Awards in the Not for Profit and Charity categories.
These awards were open to all businesses in Lake Macquarie and were aimed at showcasing the area’s success and to encourage all businesses to strive for excellence.
Better Practice Awards 2012
Anglican Care was awarded their third Better Practice Award in the category of ‘Innovation’ for the development and implementation of a workplace safety ‘Take 5 Calendar’.
The calendar, with the slogan “Think it – Talk it – Walk it” was developed by Anglican Care’s HR Department in consultation with Anglican Care’s manual handling coaches to provide continual workplace safety awareness. The calendar encourages a culture that promotes a healthy workplace and reinforces Anglican Care’s policies on workplace safety, discrimination, bullying and harassment. It also supports the “Smart Moves Exercise program” and the “Basic Personal Skills Protective Program.”
Aged and Community Services (ACS) 2012 State Awards for Excellence
Anglican Care placed second in the Organisation category and third in the Employee category of the 2012 ACS State Awards for Excellence.
This was the fifth year Anglican Care was recognised in these awards, having won the Individual Award in 2006, the Organisation Award in 2009, runner up in both Organisation and Media categories in 2010, and the Media Category in 2011.
Club Grants 2014
Anglican Care was successful in obtaining funding from the 2014 Club Grants Scheme. Toronto Diggers provided funding to Anglican Care to support the implementation of the ‘Life in Motion’ project. This project is an innovative and holistic approach to the care of aged care residents living in residential aged care homes via the utilisation of gaming technology to enhance residents’ approaches to lifestyle, exercise and falls prevention, from a physiotherapy, clinical, health, lifestyle and IT perspective.
The project utilises the xBox Kinect video game console and a motion sensing input device which enables users to interact using gestures and spoken comments with no need to touch a game controller.
19 of Anglican Care’s volunteers graduated from the ACTIVE (Anglican Care Totally Innovative Volunteer Education) program in April 2014. Funded by the Department of Innovation and facilitated by WEA Hunter, the course was designed to provide guidance to volunteers who are supporting people living with dementia or patients in palliative care, information on working effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers, as well as business technology training.
Tech Savvy Seniors Program
Anglican Care and WEA Hunter joined forces to assist Anglican Care’s residents to learn new technology via the government funded Tech Savvy Seniors Project. A number of residents across Anglican Care’s different services have learnt how to email and use the internet and social media thanks to this fantastic program.
Club Grants 2012 and 2013
Anglican Care was successful in obtaining funding from the 2012 and 2013 Club Grants Scheme. Toronto Diggers provided funding to Anglican Care to support the ‘Anglican Care Community Lifestyle Enrichment Program’.