Cooinda’s just Su­per

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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.

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