MUSWELLBROOK-based integratedliving Australia is a finalist in the 2017 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.
The local organisation will vie for the Team Excellence category, which will be announced at a special dinner in Brisbane on May 10.
Memory Wellness forms part of integratedliving’s ‘Wellness for Independence’ service model, which features a range of clinically-based wellness programs, focusing on brain and general health promotion.
It utilises mobile applications installed on iPads, giving clinicians and patients access to health promotion, monitoring information and brain exercises.
The program is led by Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Allied Health staff.
Memory Wellness is available to people with a diagnosis of dementia or who are at risk of dementia who are over the age of 65 years, and 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Patients benefit from assessment, ongoing memory wellness activities and monitoring, enabling dementia and memory-related illness to be effectively managed at all stages.
In its 11th year, the annual awards recognise the outstanding contribution of graduates, individuals and teams for their professionalism, innovation and care across a range of health settings.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said the finalists were selected from an exceptional field of nominations, demonstrating the highest standards of care, ongoing commitment and innovative practices provided by nurses, midwives and their teams.
“With such an outstanding calibre of nominations received, it was a difficult task for the judges to shortlist finalists,” she said.
“We’re honoured to help provide national recognition to these amazing individuals and teams across Australia.
“This year’s finalists demonstrate the profound impact individuals and teams have on the communities they operate in and the patients they care for.
“Their dedication to providing outstanding patient care and implementing innovative initiatives that result in improvements in clinical practice and patient care is inspiring.”
Each winner will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account to use for further education or team development.