Future of Ageing Awards Emerging Leader: Arohi Patadia

Ms Arohi Patadia

Marian Nursing Home’s Facility Manager and Registered Nurse, Ms Arohi Patadia, was awarded highly commended in the Emerging Leader category of the 2022 Future of Ageing Awards. Ms Patadia joined Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT in 2021 as the Deputy Facility Manager and was later promoted to Facility Manager. She is responsible for a team of over 45 staff who provide specialised care to residents living with dementia and/or mental health diagnosis at Marian Nursing Home in Sydney’s West.

A natural leader, Ms Patadia has demonstrated clinical excellence, workplace respect, and resident-centred care since joining Southern Cross Care. Her ability to respond dynamically and implement complex changes has been instrumental in achieving three recent key achievements.

Firstly, Ms Patadia played a crucial role in Southern Cross Care’s successful National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) accreditation and the implementation of NDIS legislative changes. As Marian Nursing Home has the highest number of NDIS-supported residents within the Southern Cross Care network, implementing these changes was mission-critical. Through careful management and fostering strong relationships, Ms Patadia facilitated a seamless adoption of these vital regulations under a tight deadline, resulting in 100% compliance.

“Arohi showed what was possible with a COVID-19 response in aged care.”

Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT CEO, Helen Emmerson RN

Secondly, Ms Patadia steered the Marian home through two COVID-19 outbreaks, including the first outbreak in any Southern Cross Care home in September 2021. This was a challenging time that demanded exceptional clinical skills and excellent leadership. She demonstrated her commitment to active education, listened to all concerns, and modelled the behaviour that was needed. Despite the heavy demands, the home saw lower than sector average transmission and staff furloughing, with Southern Cross Care CEO Helen Emmerson RN crediting Arohi’s leadership and diligence for this outcome.

Finally, Ms Patadia is leading Southern Cross Care’s participation in the Pathways Community Living Initiative (PCLI). This initiative, in partnership with the Federal Government and the Local Health District, supports ageing people with long-term, complex mental health issues to transition from hospital into residential care.

Ms Patadia’s exceptional leadership skills and dedication to resident care have cemented Southern Cross Care’s position as an industry leader in infection prevention and control.

Ms Arohi Patadia is a shining example of an emerging leader who is making a difference in the future of ageing.

Entries for the 2023 Future of Ageing Awards open May 1, 2023 – For further information.

Thanks to those companies who have shown their support for the awards through a partnership.  They are listed below:


  1. We as parents, feel proud that in our life we have given the highest value to the various Human Values, which are universally the same….and the grooming of our Daughters was for that only. We thank Arohi, as she has kept focus on serving Humanity, Organisation and Nation.
    We feel proud of Arohi and the great caring support of Life Partner and two sweet kids who are with Arohi…
    Our Heartiest Congratulation…. and all the very best…

  2. Congratulations to Arohi and her proud parents.
    Yes, Arohi has always been very focused on her values of serving everyone with great respect and leadership skills.
    Wishing Arohi all the best wishes on her great journey ahead with lot more achievements ..


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