Brightwater Care Group’s Falls Improvement Program Team has been recognised in the 2022 HESTA Awards in the category of Team Excellence, Aged Care.
Over the past 12 months the team has made a number of changes and put in place a very successful program to ensure every part of the business has a focus on falls prevention – which we know is one of the biggest issues in older Australians.
We have been recognised for identifying and implementing evidence-based strategies in falls prevention to reduce fall rates, better support aged care residents, and improve overall knowledge gaps.
The program provides ongoing support and education to increase prevention awareness and includes professional development and educational sessions for staff to minimise risks and hazards. The team also introduced weekly exercise sessions for residents to help prevent falls and hosted Zoom Chair Yoga sessions every weekday during Falls Month 2022.
Within six months of launch, the program has resulted in a 28% decline in fall rates at several of the Brightwater Care Group homes – an amazing result!
Brightwater CEO, Catherine Stoddart said everyone at Brightwater is “so proud of our Falls Improvement Team”, led by Chelsea Rudd, who is one of our amazing Physiotherapists.
“Being recognised as a finalist in the 2022 HESTA Awards means a lot to our organisation, as its acknowledgement of the wonderful work our staff do every day to ensure we can support our residents continue to be independent and live well.”
Congratulations team! Winners will be announced on Thursday 24 November 2022.
You can find out more about the awards and other wonderful finalists here: HESTA Excellence Awards | HESTA Super Fund