The best in the West

Western Australian aged care organisations, their hard-working volunteers and staff members get the recognition they deserve.

Above: Staff and volunteers from Amana Living with their ACSWA awards.

By Kate Horowitz

Amana Living has taken out the top honour, the Organisation Award, at the Aged and Community Services Western Australia (ACSWA) Excellence in Care Awards for the second time in three years. 

Stephen Kobelke, CEO of ACSWA, said Amana Living was entirely deserving of the Organisation Award.

“Despite the quality of entries being extremely high, Amana Living’s submissions impressed the judges and we believe reflected the innovative and high quality aged care services which the organisation provides, as well as its commitment to supporting its staff with further training,” he said.

A staff member at Amana Living, Larissa Madunic won the Trainee Award for her commitment to further training and development over her 18 year career working for Amana Living’s Thomas Scott Hostel, located in Camillo. In addition Hilda Stevenson received a special commendation for the voluntary work she has undertaken over the past 11 years at Amana Living’s James Brown House in Osborne Park.

Above: Larissa Madunic with her Trainee Award.

Amana Living CEO, Ray Glickman said he was delighted that Amana Living had been recognised as best aged care organisation in WA for the second time.

“Amana Living strives for excellence in every area in which we operate and we are proud and also very pleased to have been recognised by WA’s peak aged care industry body with this award, as well as the best Trainee award,” Mr Glickman said.

The awards, sponsored by Health Super, recognise the exceptional contribution of individuals and organisations providing quality residential and community care to older Western Australians. The ceremony was held last Friday night at a gala awards dinner at Burswood Entertainment Complex. AAA reported on the announcement of the finalists on the 10th of May.

Above: Glenn Muskett receiving his Aged Care Excellence Award.

Other Award Recipients

Anka Babich from the Multicultural Services Centre of WA won the Employee Award. A refugee from Belgrade in the 1970s, she has overcome cultural and language barriers to become a vibrant and proactive asset to her organisation.

Patricia McVittie, a former theatre nurse, won the Volunteer Award for her time assisting the elderly sisters at Mercy Care’s Catherine McAuley Residential Care Facility in Wembley.

Braemar Presbyterian Care won the Media Award for their strategic media relations plan to achieve a more positive portrayal of older people

Provider Assist, a financial services organisation, was presented with the Industry Supporter Award.

Glenn Muskett, CEO of Braemar Presbyterian Care, was presented with the Aged Care Excellence Award, recognising his many years of dedicated service to ACSWA.

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