Muswellbrook-based integratedliving Australia is a finalist in the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards.
Launched last year, the awards highlight the 'extraordinary work being done in the disability, allied health, aged care and community services sectors to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities across Australia'.
integratedliving Australia is one of 26 finalists for the awards and was recognised for increasing its ability to deliver virtual programs, helping clients remain connected and enabled during COVID lockdowns and beyond.
The uptake of virtual programs was supported by the organisation's Digital Wellness for Independence Program, designed to guide older Australians to maximise their virtual experience at home. It aims to instill confidence in using technology like Zoom and telehealth platforms, enabling older people to better access other programs including nutrition, nursing and arts-based social activities.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said every single finalist has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to improving the quality of care and support for more Australians over a challenging year.
"From improving social connection for older people during COVID to increasing health education for people from refugee backgrounds, these professionals are having an incredible impact on the lives of the people who need these services the most," Ms Blakey said.
The winners will be announced during a live public broadcast on Wednesday, August 25.