Cooinda’s just Super
Benalla’s Cooinda has been named as one of four finalists in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Awards.
The award is one category of the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards held each year, which recognise leadership, innovation and community champions.
Cooinda’s application, nominated by Member for Indi Cathy McGowan, takes into account several areas of innovation and achievement.
These include initiatives implemented to provide support and opportunities to employees, staff training, health and wellbeing initiatives and community contribution.
Cooinda chief executive Margaret Aldous said it felt great to receive the nomination.
‘‘A few years ago, we introduced mindfulness leadership to our team, which has brought about some great outcomes for both our residents and staff,’’ Ms Aldous said .
‘‘This has included trusting and supporting our staff from a position of caring, compassion and understanding, which is expected of them daily when interacting with our residents.
‘‘Also included in our nomination was our outstanding resident, relative and staff sur- vey results, which are benchmarked against more than 140 aged care facilities in Australia and New Zealand.
‘‘Our excellent survey results and becoming an award finalist does not happen by chance.
‘‘To achieve these goals, Cooinda receives clear direction from our board, support and guidance from a strong leadership team and our wonderful staff who provide professional, kind and genuine person-centred care every day to our residents.’’
Community involvement was also highlighted in the nomination. Events including Let’s Find Our Voice with FCJ College and our annual Walk and Wake Up To Dementia community dementia awareness walk were also considered during the judging.
The winner of the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Awards will be announced at a presentation night in Melbourne on Friday, October 26.
Cooinda has had a bumper year of awards.
This year, it has already taken out the Leading Age Services Australia Vic/Tas Outstanding Organisation 2018 Award and four Benalla Business Network Awards, including Benalla Best Business of 2018.
Primed up: Cooinda Aged Care has been nominated as one of four finalists in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Awards.