MRH wins two major awards at the LASA Awards for Excellence
LASA (Leading Aged Services Australia) is the peak industry body for aged care in Australia. The awards were announced at the 2016 LASA Victoria & Tasmania State Congress on Thursday 24th June 2016.
Macedon Ranges Health won two major awards
1. Service Innovation Award For Community And Home Care
Recognising innovative solutions and programs that have resulted in improvements to the quality of care and service delivery to and the outcomes for clients in the community and home care setting.
2. Community Engagement Award
Recognising aged care providers that have demonstrated strong alliances and engagement with local communities that have resulted in improved health outcomes for the elderly.
On Tuesday 29th June over 50 people from the local community attended workshops “caring for people living with Dementia” facilitated by Alzheimer’s Australia.
Ken Reither, Volunteer for MRH said “Brilliant – very engaging and motivating and as a volunteer I feel have the tools and confidence to better engage with Dementia Residents”
Macedon Ranges Health has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia to implement an innovative education program to support staff education, training and the broader community in 2016/17.
Labor Party makes $1.435m election commitment to Macedon Ranges Health!
The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Rob Mitchell MP, Federal Member for McEwen visited Macedon Ranges Health’s Gisborne Oaks residential aged care facility earlier today and made a major election announcement on behalf of the Australian Labor Party.
Shayne Neumann pledged $1.435 Million towards the establishment of a new dementia wing at the Gisborne Oaks if the Labor party wins the federal election in July 2016. The election commitment was made at a community forum at the Gisborne Oaks attended by nearly 100 aged care residents, MRH staff, volunteers and members from the community.