Nurse takes top individual honour at aged care awards
A CENTRAL Coast nurse who helped give aged care residents "peace of mind" about their quality of care has taken out the top individual honour at the inaugural Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Service Awards.
Nurse practitioner Claire Abbott took home the 'Outstanding Individual Award' for her dedication to the residents at the Peninsula Villages.
Claire, collaborating with local GP's, provides care, services and treatment plans, allowing Peninsula Villages to offer their residents top-tier care, whether it be ongoing or one-off care.
However, Claire was not the only big winner at the aged care industry's "biggest event of the year".
Carer Health and Wellbeing Coaching Team, from CarerLinks North in Melbourne, took out the 'Outstanding Team Award' for their coaching program which fosters health and wellbeing of the carer.
Meanwhile, The Whiddon Group was honoured for its outstanding contribution to leadership, innovation and excellence in the industry.
LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney said the winners represented the best care and services being delivered to older Australians.
"These awards show just how much great work is being done by our members right around the country, including isolated and remote parts of Australia," he said.
"Committed and devoted people like Claire, the CarerLinks North team and the staff at Whiddon exemplify the best of what our industry has to offer to older Australians everywhere.
"I'm delighted to see the industry get behind these inaugural awards by entering such a strong field of contenders and I'm certain that the bar will be raised even higher next year."