The Best in NSW!
Feros Care has just been announced as the top Aged Care organisation in NSW, at the industry’s peak body conference in Sydney last night, putting them in the running to be announced as Australia’s best aged care provider at the national industry conference later this year.
Feros Care claimed the Aged & Community Services Association (NSW & ACT) 2012 State Awards for Excellence – Organisation Award for their promotion of telehealthcare technology; and people management (continued learning initiatives and staff development). The organisation also recently claimed the same title from the Aged Care QLD Awards in late March for its implementation of telehealthcare technology and Gateway model.
Feros Care was one of the first aged care organisations in Australia to trial the use of telehealth technology (monitoring daily vital signs of those with chronic conditions) and telecare technology (falls detectors, personal safety alarms and environmental detectors) in the homes of seniors as part of a pilot trial in 2010.
Today Feros Care is proud to boast that it has created over 500 Smart Homes in QLD and NSW, and has seamlessly incorporated the technology into its care and support packages.
Feros Care is now focused on advocating for Federal Government support that would allow them to roll out the technology across the country, particularly increasing its use in the homes of people living with dementia or chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Feros Care’s CEO Jennene Buckley said it was an honour to be recognised for the lifesaving initiatives the organisation has introduced to Australia.
“Feros Care is focused on implementing initiatives such as telehealthcare technology that help ensure seniors live their life, their way, for longer.
“The award also recognises the commitment and shared values of our employees, managers and volunteers who have a passion for working with seniors and see it as a privilege to do so,” Ms Buckley said.
Shirley Nelson, Director of the Feros Care Board, also claimed the Volunteer Award for her 32 years of selfless dedication to Feros Care and the wider seniors’ community in the Byron Shire. Shirley was one of the founding members of Feros Care and has been an integral part of seeing Feros Care grow from one residential village in 1990 to today, operating three aged care villages in Northern NSW and offering community services to 3500 seniors living in their own homes in NSW and QLD.