Oceania’s Lady Allum House took home the EBOS Supreme Excellence in Care Award at the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s annual conference last night.

The team at Lady Allum were rewarded for their efforts in reuniting their residents with music from their youth in a ‘I Love Music’ programme that also encouraged them to talk about the memories that music evoked. Lady Allum was also awarded the QPS Innovative Delivery Award.

Selwyn Foundation took home the MediMap Community Connections Award for their baby buddies initiative. The initiative involves Selwyn’s care home residents playing host to mums and their babies and toddlers each week. “The visits bring back a lot of happy memories for residents of raising their own children,” says Baby Buddies programme organiser and diversional therapist Orquidea Mortar. “But the benefits go two-way, with the mums appreciating the opportunity to connect with others, not to mention all the collective parenting wisdom and reassurances they get from our residents.”

The Jackson van Interiors Built & Grown Environment Award went to Summerset by the Ranges in recognition of its circular design for dementia residents.

The Argo Huntleigh Staff & Training Development Award went to Ultimate Care Group’s Bishop Selwyn, which demonstrated the benefits of collaborating with training institutions when it came to workforce training initiatives.

Capella House took home the Invacare Small Operator Award; the Leecare Individual Award went to Bev Inwood; and the VCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award went to Pat Jermyn.


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