Life Care is proud of the work that we do with our customers, the community and our staff. We celebrate success we have had with in many areas of our work and appreciate industry recognition with these awards.
2018 International Eldercare Innovation Award for Best Silver Architecture in Construction
Gaynes Park Manor has won the 2018 International Eldercare Innovation Award for Best Silver Architecture in Construction.
Our intention when designing Gaynes Park Manor was to create a place where people feel like they are living in an apartment, not a hospital. In doing so, our focus was on enabling social interaction, participation in activities, engagement with consistent staff and negating some of the drawbacks of traditional nursing homes including long corridors where residents can end up isolated and lonely.
Gaynes Park Manor was designed to enable residents to live in ‘mini-communities’ of 16 rooms with each room opening directly onto a dedicated kitchen, dining and lounge area. Here people are able to engage in meaningful activities with other residents. It also means that people are never more than a few meters away from others while still being able to enjoy the privacy of their ensuite room.
2015 Aged & Community Services SA & NT Awards for Excellence - Residential Design
Life Care Aldinga Beach Court has won the 2015 Aged and Community Services SA & NT Award for Excellence in Residential Design.
The ACS award promotes and recognises excellence in a range of areas that contribute to the quality of life of older people. Specifically, the award recognises new and renovated buildings which are innovative in residential aged care. The key criteria included conceptual framework, functional performance and sustainability.
As part of the development at Aldinga Beach Court, Life Care aimed to develop and introduce a reablement model, the focus of which is to promote, at the level of each individual resident, an approach which maximizes a person’s sense of self-worth, engagement and purpose.
Life Care’s operational aim was to have a built form outcome which actively supports the delivery of our “Live Every Day’ approach to service delivery and particularly towards supporting people with dementia care.
A few key aims that were taken into consideration for this development were to introduce a design outcome that promotes our residents feeling engaged and orientated within their immediate environment, work flows and staffing levels that are efficient and sustainable over time and an external design consistent with the coastal community at Aldinga Beach.
We are proud of our innovation and design outcomes at Aldinga Beach Court and are humbled to have been acknowledged for this award.
2014 Better Practice Award - Health and Personal Care
Life Care has won national acclaim for an innovative project to support natural sleep patterns among residents in aged care.
The Bedtime to Breakfast initiative at Life Care's Aldinga Beach Court is a winner in the health and personal care category of the Aged Care Quality Agency's 2014 Better Practice Award.
2013 Aged & Community Services SA & NT Awards for Excellence – Organisation
This award recognises and rewards aged care professionals, providers and communities in caring for older South Australians and Northern Territorians.
In 2012, Life Care undertook a significant project to provide a definition of our relationship with our customers that goes well beyond mandated rights and principles, and reaffirms our commitment for customer service excellence and engagement with all of our customers. The result is `The Life Care Charter’.
This Charter has been designed as an expression of the special relationship that exists between Life Care and all our customers. It is through this relationship, and by focusing on individuals and their needs and desires, that we will fulfil our mission.
Put simply, the Charter outlines the non-negotiable pledges that we make to ensure Life Care is the best at what we do on a daily basis.
2012 International Dementia Excellence Award – Life Engagement
The awards are a unique chance for the dementia support efforts of Australian individuals and organisations to be recognised at an international level.
Life Care’s Side By Side project was among 23 nominations short-listed in the prestigious awards. It was selected by an international panel of judges as the winner in the category of Life Engagement.
Younger onset dementia is a condition that can have a devastating effect on individuals who in many cases find themselves suddenly unemployed with families to support. It can leave individuals in their forties and fifties isolated from their families and society with crumbling self-esteem, fading memories and a slow neurological decline.
However, Life Care’s Side By Side project is providing an opportunity for people with the condition to re-engage with the community to maintain skills and retain self-confidence. The project worked by allowing people with younger onset dementia to spend time in a working environment and to meaningfully interact with others in everyday activities while allowing their regular carers to have some much-needed respite.
2012 Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency National Better Practice Award – Staff Development and Retention
These awards recognise quality improvement and better practice in aged care and serve as exemplars to encourage improvement and innovation and recognise the aged care industry’s high achievers.
Life Care won national recognition with a Better Practice Award from the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency for it’s for our Live Every Day project. A distinguished panel of aged care experts reviewed nearly 200 nominations to decide the Better Practice Awards.
The Live Every Day project is Life Care’s approach to ‘staff values’. It’s how we expect staff (and volunteers) working in Life Care to behave at all levels. It is based on Life Care’s values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Excellence & Teamwork.