Every year Amana Living comes together to celebrate our staff, in particular those staff who exemplify our culture by being the right people, doing the right things, in the right way. 

This is called the 3Rs and it’s an awards program based on the nomination of staff by their peers, managers, our residents, clients, and their loved ones.

This year we received an enormous amount of entries with thousands of nominations and more than 200 monthly winners from across Amana Living. From the monthly winners, we selected nine finalists who have all demonstrated pride, excellence, teamwork, respect and integrity in their work.

The winners of the 2020 3R Awards come from across the organisation, but they have all made a genuine difference to the people we serve.

Congratulations goes to:  

  • Nicky Patterson, Community Support Worker, Home Care - Nicky went out of her way to support a client living with dementia by visiting the client out of hours, preventing a broken freezer from potentially flooding the client’s home.
  • Stacey Street, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Wearne House - Stacey set up hundreds of calls between Wearne House residents and families across the world that provided the vital connection people need to feel safe and loved.
  • Tanya Tobias, Care Systems Administrator, Corporate Office - Tanya set up the technology for vital training, as well as our Keep Connected program which enabled residents to keep in touch with their families while visitors were unable to enter our centres due to the pandemic.

Congratulations also go to the following finalists:

  • Jan Battley, Service Manager, Edward Collick Home - Jan went above and beyond her role as a Residential Care Service Manager in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to provide support to our home care and village team while they recruited a new manager.
  • Hendrik Van Der Merwe, Senior Services Administrator, Corporate Office - Hendrik helped to manage the solar installation in Kalgoorlie-Boulder which paved the way for solar installations across Amana Living’s residential care centres in WA.
  • Tracey Spiller, Day Club Assistant, Club Catherine King - Tracey responded swiftly in a crisis, performing CPR on a client's wife who had collapsed at home, and supported the client while waiting for emergency services and his family to arrive.
  • Natasha Stefkovska, Administration Assistant, James Brown Care Centre - Natasha helped to calm and reassure a resident who was distressed during a manic episode.
  • Simon Kershaw, Property & Services, Corporate Office - Simon managed significant refurbishments of Amana Living residential care centres, improving the living environment for our residents.
  • Jenny Smith, Day Club Assistant, Club Alexander Heights - Jenny created a captivating and engaging activity for day club members to take part in so they could reminisce about their past, and celebrate in the country they were born.

In most awards programs, they say everyone deserves to be a winner but this truly is the case at Amana Living. Well done to all finalists on your well-deserved recognition.

You can learn more about the finalists by watching this video

The video also recognises the staff who have served this organisation for 10 years or more. These service milestones are significant, as longstanding involvement of staff contributes to the continuity so highly valued by residents and clients, and is an important part of us being able to deliver exceptional care.  

Finally, thank you to Maxxia for its support of the awards this year, which has helped us to continue to celebrate staff during a challenging year.