South Australian aged care provider ACH Group has taken out two industry accolades, being named a winner at both the ACSA SA and Adelaide PHN Awards.
ACH Group’s Integrated Student Placement Model won the Innovation in Service or Design category at the ACSA SA Awards, while the COVID-19 Resilience and Reconditioning Packages program won Outstanding Achievement in Aged Care at the Adelaide PHN Awards.
ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said the award-winning initiatives showcased collaboration within the organisation and successful partnerships with external organisations.
“We are very proud to be recognised with these award wins which highlight the success of the two initiatives and congratulates ACH Group staff for their contributions,” he said.
“Most importantly both initiatives enable ACH Group to provide person-centred care and support older South Australians to live well as they age.”
The COVID-19 Resilience and Re-conditioning Packages were a highly successful partnership between ACH Group and Adelaide PHN, which provided individually tailored services to 100 older people in metropolitan Adelaide, whose daily routines, social connections, and health and wellbeing had been adversely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
Over six weeks they were connected with a host of ACH Group health and social services.
Following the six-week program customers reported improved balance, physical fitness and strength, new social connections, and an overall feeling they were more confident and optimistic about managing their health.
The Integrated Student Placement Model, a first in Australia, offers students studying Cert III in Individual Support experience in residential, and in-home and community care settings over four weeks.
Incorporating the two care settings in placements increases students’ knowledge and the opportunity for ACH Group to recruit graduates who can confidently work in any environment providing person-centred care which meets the needs and expectations of customers and residents.
Following the state win, ACH Group has progressed to the ACSA 2021 National Aged Care Awards with winners to be announced in December 2021.