Our Achievements

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.

Awards:

2017

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

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.

Grants

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.

Volunteer Education

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’.

Achievements through the years

2011

  • 2011 NSW Seniors Week Grants Program – funding received from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care as part of the 2012 Seniors Week Grants to hold the Memory Magic Inter-Facility Challenge.
  • Positive Living in Aged Care Awards – ‘High Commendation’ for the implementation and evaluation of the Memory Magic program
    Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards – Anne McQueen and Gary Biggs awarded Trainee of the Year and Care Staff of the Year (Residential Aged Care)
  • Better Practice Awards – received for the implementation of the ‘Cameos for Empathy in Dementia Care’ project and the implementation of the ‘Memory Magic’ program
  • “Booragul Blokes Shed Project” – Anglican Care obtained funding via the Commonwealth Government’s Dementia Community Support Grants Program to establish a Men’s Shed at McIntosh Court.
  • 2011 NSW Seniors Week Grants Program –   funding was received from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care as part of the 2011 Seniors Week Grants. Funds received enabled Anglican Care to organise a BBQ Luncheon for our Retirement Living Residents, Community and Day Therapy Centre clients.
  • Aged & Community Services (ACS) 2011 State Awards for Excellence – Anglican Care was named as the winner of the Media Award

2010

  • 2010 Positive Ageing Grants – a $5,000 grant was received to implement the ‘The Age of Technology’ project.
  • HR Leader Compass Awards 2010 – Anglican Care’s Human Resources Team was named as a finalist in the category of Employer of the Decade
  • Press Ganey 2010 Success Story Contest – Anglican Care was recently named a finalist for the implementation of the Memory Magic program
  • Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards 2010 – Bruce Thompson, Anglican Care’s Physiotherapist, was named the winner of the Aged Care Allied Health Professional of the Year category
  • 2010 Hunter Business Awards – Anglican Care was a finalist in the category ‘Contribution to the Region’
  • 2010 Newcastle Community Volunteer Awards – acknowledgement for the work that all of our volunteers do within our organisation,
  • Memory Magic Program – Anglican Care was the first aged care provider in Australia to purchase and implement this innovative program for use throughout our Residential Aged Care Homes and Day Therapy Centre. Memory Magic is a unique therapeutic activity that combines general knowledge with reminiscence. Based on Montessori principles, the programme was developed to provide an interesting and entertaining activity for people with cognitive difficulties.
  • Dementia Community Support Grants – funding was received to roll out the innovative ‘Cameos for Empathy in Dementia Care Project’, both to the Anglican Care and wider communities. Based on the ‘Habilitation Model’ the information sessions incorporated the use of puppets, role playing and skits. The project aimed to provide the carers of people suffering from dementia with the knowledge to be better able to empathise and communicate with the dementia sufferer, thereby making care partnering more effective and enriching.
  • 2010 NSW Seniors Week Grants Program – funds received to organise the ‘Cruising through Seniors Week’ function
  • Aged & Community Services (ACS) 2010 State Awards for Excellence – Anglican Care received ‘Runner up Finalist’ status in both the Organisation and Media categories of the Awards.

2009

  • Aged & Community Services (ACS) 2009 State Awards for Excellence – Anglican Care was awarded the ‘Organisation Award’ for its Intergenerational Programs.
  • Career Links Workplace Excellence Awards  2009 – Jesmond Grove was presented with a Career Links Workplace Excellence Award for its innovative Nintendo Wii Intergenerational Program
  • HR Leadership Awards 2009 – Anglican Care was a Finalist for the Hays Award for Innovation in Recruitment and Retention.

2008

  • Workcover Safe Work Awards 2008 – Anglican Care was a finalist for ‘Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Solution’.