2023 Future of Ageing Awards shortlist unveiled

Now in its fifth year and with over 60 entries, the shortlist for the 2023 Future of Ageing Awards has been announced.

“Overall, I was very impressed with the standard of entries, the innovative thinking behind them, and the tangible results being delivered through them”

2023 Future of Ageing Awards judge

This year, we expanded our panel of judges with six experts who bring a wealth of knowledge in various fields, including residential aged care, home care, consumer marketing, technology, media, research, sustainability, and government policy. A big thank you to them for putting in a considerable number of days to judge what has been our highest number of entries since we started the awards.

2023 Future of Ageing Awards judging panel

2023 Future of Ageing Awards shortlist

Note: No entries were received for the Indigenous Communities category and where only a single entry has been shortlisted this does not mean winner by default.

Consumer Experience

  • Pluss Communities
  • eevi care technology solutions

Community Engagement

  • Dementia Australia – Expanding the National Dementia Helpline
  • Intergenerational Learning Australia
  • Bolton Clarke’s Connect Local
  • ECH Walking Footy

Dementia Care

  • My Dementia Companion PRO: Best Practice Care at Your Fingertips

Palliative Care

  • University of Wollongong for the Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program
  • Regis Fawkner for Palliative care improvement journey
  • Mercy Health for the Palliative Care in Aged Care Program

People & Culture

  • New Direction Care Bellmere
  • Appellon – Appellon Lead-Rite and Work-Rite
  • Resthaven Team Talent Showcase Program
  • Inclusee Wellbeing Program

Property & Design

  • VMCH for Trinity Lane
  • Meli Studio for Huang Ying Jung Nursing Home


  • Whiddon for the Exercise 4 Life Program
  • Regis for the Wellness and mobility program
  • Bolton Clarke for the Easy Living Bags initiative
  • St Vincent’s Care Services for establishing Australia’s first on-site aged care dental clinic

Service Transformation

  • Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC)
  • Montefiore for Project Gordon – a world-first oral hygiene training program
  • Humanetix – Jindalee Aged Care Residence’s Digital Transformation
  • Sunnycare Group and Rauland Australia – Transforming Aged Care through Innovative Digital Health Technology
  • Appellon and Apollo Care for “Better Together” Program

Social Inclusion

  • Anglicare NSW – The Bucketlist Club – Woonoona
  • Bolton Clarke – Memory Lane Café – Jurien Bay, Western Australia
  • ECH – Bush Tucker Garden
  • Estia Health Salisbury East

Supporting Independence

  • Regis (Port Stephens) for Creative Independence

Technology – Health & Wellbeing

  • Goldilocks Smart Clothing for Seniors
  • Matthew Flinders Home and Embrayse
  • Dementia Australia – BrainTrack app
  • Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT for the Hippo Headset
  • The Lookout Way for their Innovative Remote Care Monitoring Technology
  • IRT for Falls Predictor: predicting and preventing falls using AI and machine learning
  • Inclusee – Virtual Community Technology


  • Deakin University: Communicating about medications across transitions of care
  • Regis Aged Care and the Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne for The Remote Repair Project sought to innovate the care provided to aged care residents who have or are at risk of pressure injuries (PIs).
  • Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) for a national multisectoral integrated data platform designed to monitor and evaluate the health, service use, social welfare, medication use, mortality, and other important outcomes of >3.5 million people who received or are receiving aged care services nationally since 2002.
  • Appellon for Helpless to Hopeful: Improved Organisational Culture, Staff Wellbeing and Quality of Care

Technology – Business

  • Person Centred Softwares Operations Management Software, powered by Centrim Life
  • CareSource/Care Friends the employee referral and reward app for Aged Care and Social Assistance
  • Acredia Care for Mobile NFC-powered clinical documentation (Care Direct)
  • Brenna for a co-design project between the Brenna team and the Tulich Family Communities aged care homes
  • The Lookout Way for Lookout’s revolutionary new care worker hiring platform and recruitment service in one


  • Lifecare Furniture for SYSTM
  • Anglicare South Australia Solar Pilot Program
  • Emmy Monash Aged Care for Gandel House and a commitment to reducing emissions

Emerging Leader

  • Sonia Hunter – Manager Workforce Strategy – Resthaven
  • Rebecca Buttner – General Manager – Regis Sandringham
  • Rachel Askew, Diversional Therapy Advisor – Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)
  • James Boshier – Head of Marketing & Communications – St Vincent’s Care
  • Ruth Falconer – Creative Engagement Therapist – Ballycara

The winners will be announced on October 30, 2023 via a story on this website and promoted first to our email subscribers. Receive our email newsletter by signing up here.

Thanks to the following companies who have chosen to associate their brand and business with this program by sponsoring the awards. Click on their respective logos to view their services.


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