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The HLAC Awards

What a night! Congratulations to all our amazing #HLAC Awards finalists and winners.

With the aged care industry taking a battering following the announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care and reports of elderly abuse, the HLAC Awards are a timely reminder of the hard-working and caring people who make up the majority of the sector.

 

Belinda Adams, CEO SoupedUp said: “We are extremely proud to give these outstanding professionals the acknowledgement they deserve. All finalists have shown dedication and commitment to improving the quality of resident care. Those working in aged care are empathetic, passionate, caring people and most go the extra mile for their residents as demonstrated in each award nomination. Through the HLAC Awards programme, we get an opportunity to spread the word that every minute, every day, people are doing little things that count!” Adams concluded.

The HLAC Awards National Winners!

National winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges from the aged care industry, including Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, the Maggie Beer FoundationCare Support NetworkDiver Foods and the industry’s peak body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA).

Catering Innovation Award National Winner - Bolton Clarke

Catering Innovation Award National Winner - Bolton Clarke

Restoring the joy of food in aged care

With more than half the aged care population expected to be on texture modified diets in the next five years, Bolton Clarke is taking a strategic view to reshaping its food service to cater for the needs of residents today and tomorrow.

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Hospitality Manager Award National Winner - Lindy Twyford, RFBI

Hospitality Manager Award National Winner - Lindy Twyford, RFBI

A glittering jewel in the RFBI crown 

Responsible for supporting the catering service across 21 RFBI villages, Lindy Twyford has turned a career in catering into a true quality of life program for older Australians. Read more

Lifestyle Activities Individual Award National Winner - Catherine Doyle, Cranbrook Care Lansdowne Gardens

Lifestyle Activities Individual Award National Winner - Catherine Doyle, Cranbrook Care Lansdowne Gardens

Life begins at Lansdowne Gardens 

Catherine Doyle is the Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator at Lansdowne Gardens in Neutral Bay on Sydney’s lower north shore. Since Catherine commenced, there has never been a dull moment and many of the residents can truly say that ‘Life Begins at Lansdowne Gardens’. Read more

Laundry Services Individual Award National Winner - Paulette Millgate, RFBI Dubbo Masonic Village

Laundry Services Individual Award National Winner - Paulette Millgate, RFBI Dubbo Masonic Village

Next to Godliness

Clean laundry is a vital part of our lives that we often take for granted. Managing the laundry for large numbers of people and volumes of clothes is a real challenge, especially where items could become lost or damaged quite easily. Even with the greatest care taken, people seem to have quite different preferences when it comes to their laundry. Read more

Facility Cleaner Award National Winner - Dee Richardson, BlueCross Baradine

Facility Cleaner Award National Winner - Dee Richardson, BlueCross Baradine

Heart and soul of a great care home 

‘There is no such thing as a good care home. There are however good places where individuals live well together and share communal space, time and company.’ This is how Dee Richardson of BlueCross Baradine thinks of her residents, respecting their individuality and diverse likes and needs, each and every day. Read more

Facility Catering Service National Winner - Lifeview Residential Care

Facility Catering Service National Winner - Lifeview Residential Care

Parma for a farmer to Sardines on toast. It’s all about resident choice. 

Resident menus in aged care are a constant source of opinion and if not well managed, complaints. So how do you create a menu that is exciting, nutritious, on budget and most of all, embraced by residents? Read more

Chef Manager Award National Winner - Lorin Jacobs, Rathdowne Place

Chef Manager Award National Winner - Lorin Jacobs, Rathdowne Place

Fresh and flavoursome at Rathdowne Place 

The journey from cook chill to fresh, flavoursome fare using a ‘listen, test and learn’ approach heralds a new era in catering at Rathdowne Place, much to the delight of residents and staff. Read more

Facility Event Theme Day Award National Winner - Whiddon Laurieton

Facility Event Theme Day Award National Winner - Whiddon Laurieton

Around the Globe Festival 

Events and celebrations have always been something Whiddon Laurieton has placed a focus on, and something that residents absolutely love. The ‘Around the Globe Festival’ provides the springboard for Whiddon Laurieton to create something special for their residents, to bring them together and celebrate different cultural experiences as a family. Read more

Food Service Assistant Award National Winner - Katherine Muscat, Estia Health Werribee

Food Service Assistant Award National Winner - Katherine Muscat, Estia Health Werribee

A veteran at just 23 

There’s not too many people who can say they’re veterans of the aged care sector at the tender age of 23. But Katherine Muscat of Estia Health Werribee can legitimately lay claim to the title, turning a part-time job working in the kitchen into a career pathway that combines catering care and nursing.

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Chef/Cook Award National Winner - Gerda Poalses, Uniting Ronald Coleman Lodge

Chef/Cook Award National Winner - Gerda Poalses, Uniting Ronald Coleman Lodge

Cooking with love 

Food is truly a powerful bonding force in our lives. It can breathe joy into our day and every meal shared creates a small piece of community. By recognising the significance of food, both socially and nutritionally, Gerda Poalses has transformed eating well into resident wellbeing. Read more

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