Awards for Excellence will be presented on May 14th, 2024
Awards of Excellence are awarded each year to recognize individuals, teams, and volunteers who demonstrate exceptional dedication and service within the long-term care sector. These awards celebrate outstanding contributions in various environments of care. Eg. Personal Care Homes, Supportive Housing residences, Assisted Living, Adult programs, and Community and Seniors resource centres.
The awards are open to all staff, residents, and volunteers involved in providing care and services to seniors throughout Manitoba. Membership in LTCAM is not a requirement. If you know someone who goes above and beyond in their work or volunteer role, use this opportunity to celebrate their contributions. Nominate them today for this prestigious award.
An independent panel of judges will review all of the nominations and select three award recipients.
The three award recipients will receive a cash prize of $250.
LTCAM Board and Committee members are ineligible.
The Award Presentation
The awards will be presented at the Annual Provincial Long Term and Continuing Care Conference.
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2024
The Awards Ceremony will be held at the 2024 LTCAM Annual Provincial Conference on Tuesday, May 9th at the Victoria Inn & Convention Centre.
The 2023 Awards for Excellence Recipients
Rachel Hamm is a physiotherapist for Community Therapy Services; she has embraced her position as visiting Physiotherapist and has attempted to improve the lives of the residents through her caring and thoughtful interventions. Rachel helped develop and implement the spasticity assessment tool for long-term care (SAT-LTC). She cares deeply about the well-being of residents and advocates for them at so many levels. She provides encouragement and support to the Rehab Assistants at each facility to continue with the exercise programs that have been created.
Melissa Mahy is currently working as the Client Care Coordinator at the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry in Brandon, MB. She works with all Personal Care Homes, as well as acute care centers and community to improve and facilitate better dementia care in the health region. She puts in the extra effort to ensure the residents' living environment is as home-like as possible while at the same time, encouraging and leading staff to provide the best care possible in a nurturing job environment. Melissa was instrumental in developing and carrying out changes and improvements to the 43-bed Personal Care Home in Souris, MB which included adopting an approach originating in the United Kingdom, called the Butterfly Project.
Jozef Madzik started as the Environmental Services Manager in 1993 at the Kildonan Personal Care Centre, the same year it opened and he never looked back! He has provided a lifetime of exceptional services to the Home and Community. For 30 years, he has been a model of diligence toward providing an exceptional and safe home environment for the residents. He is truly unique in both his diligence and commitment.