An evidence-based guide has been launched to help staff working in residential aged care incorporate spirituality into the care of frail residents.
Charles Sturt University
Also in this wrap: New role to provide leadership in clinical nursing in aged care practice and innovation; and FECCA appoints Mary Patetsos as new chair.
From clinicians to aspiring leaders, aged care facilities are tapping mentors to pass on their knowledge and expertise.
Rural and remote providers welcome recent government funding boosts to aged care provision, and the minister’s public commitment to resolving issues in the bush, but they say government action must go beyond the viability supplement.
PROFILE: Recently appointed head of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care Dr Bruce Stevens is excited about the growing interest in spirituality and pastoral care in ageing and aged care.
Some 900 rural and regional health, aged and community care workers nationally will be the initial target of cutting-edge training being developed to support the psychological needs of terminally ill people, their families and caregivers.
Having experienced profound discrimination and harassment in their youth, many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are fearful of disclosing their sexuality or gender identity to aged care providers and delay or avoid accessing services, the inaugural LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference has heard.