The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home Wins Multiple Awards at World Ageing Festival 2023

Awards include Facility of the Year, Beset Active Ageing Programme, and Care Suite of the Year

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2023 – The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home was named winner of several awards being Care Suite of the Year, Facility of the Year – Rehab Health & Wellness, Operator of the Year – Active Ageing, Best Active Ageing Programme – Best Residential Programme, and Innovation of the Year – Technology. This took place at the 11th Eldercare Innovation Awards 2023, in conjunction with the World Ageing Festival 2023. These awards are meant to recognise and honour organisations that further advancements within the ageing landscape.

These awards showcase various aspects of eldercare:

  • Care Suite of the Year: Best interior design for residential aged care room and ensuite bathroom that exudes thoughtfulness, style, and comfort of home and enables independence of the end user.
  • Facility of the Year – Rehab Health & Wellness: Best health and wellness facility that encourages older adults to participate in rehab health and wellness activities.
  • Operator of the Year – Active Ageing: Best social engagement operator that encourages older persons to live well and age with purpose.
  • Best Active Ageing Programme – Best Residential Programme: Best interest group, activity group, and performance group that encourages participation of older adults in a residential setting.
  • Innovation of the Year – Technology: Best technological implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults.

“Looking at what we were up against, it’s very gratifying to know that the programme was appreciated for what it was and that it works,” said Ng Choon San, Occupational Therapist of The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home. “It’s not rocket science, what we always try to do is person-centric care. The most important thing is the recognition that what we are doing maintains and keeps focus on what our older adults can still do, instead of what they cannot.”

Spencer Mak, Centre Manager for The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home’s Bedok Arena, believes that everyone had a part to play in winning these awards. “I would like to thank the staff, community partners, the volunteers, and even the seniors themselves. If they didn’t step forward and participate, even if we provided everything, we would still have worked for nothing.”

The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home is the first nursing home in Singapore to achieve international accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standard’s EQuIP Residential Care Standards. The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home is also home to Jade Circle, a joint development between Peacehaven, Lien Foundation, and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation that raises dementia care standards through new care models, focusing on autonomy, choices, and dignity. Jade Circle also has a training arm called the aCAREdemy that equips learners with dementia, nursing care, and eldercare.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been touching lives in Singapore since 1935 and we remain committed in serving the underprivileged in the community without discrimination. To us, every life is precious and we actively help those in need regardless of age, race or religion.

Throughout the years, we have established a comprehensive network of social services to meet a wide range of needs in our community. Our diverse programmes reach out to vulnerable children and youth, frail elderly, struggling families, isolated migrant workers and other needy segments in our society.

Peacehaven strives to accord dignity and to empower seniors, particularly those who suffer from the negative impact of dementia, to be independent while ensuring that they remain connected to families and their loved ones.

  • Residential care services: Peacehaven provides a comprehensive gamut of quality nursing care services, including Peacehaven Jade Circle, which has a residential care facility for persons living with dementia.
  • Community-based services: Peacehaven Day Centres at Bedok and Changi offer the Integrated Home and Day Care programme. This day programme provides a combination of centre-based and home care for elderly living in the community. Peacehaven Jade Circle Arena and Bedok Arena act as Active Ageing Care Hubs. They also provide the Dementia Day Programme to support elders as they age-in-place. In addition, Peacehaven Jade Circle Arena provides the Maintenance Day Programme.

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About Eldercare Innovation Awards

Launched in 2013, the annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region that was created to recognise organisations and the teams for their innovative and quality approaches to change the way the region’s older adults age, as well as to applaud their contribution in shaping the future of the ageing landscape. During this new normal, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards continue to recognise and honour organisations that commit to improving the quality of life, care, and happiness for our elders through their innovations in business, operations, and care delivery.

About World Ageing Festival

We are an independent social enterprise and network that seeks to unite business, government, community leaders and the media, to drive change for APAC’s ageing landscape. Our vision is to lead an advocacy and educational role in improving quality and standards of eldercare, nurture partnerships and curate development of solutions that address the new opportunities and market demands of the ageing baby boomer population.