Almost half of Australian seniors feel their identity is poorly understood or not heard well by their loved ones, a new survey shows.
The national spiritual care and ageing peak body has received $544,000 to help aged care staff meet their obligations for spiritual care under the new standards and empower consumers about their rights.
An evidence-based guide has been launched to help staff working in residential aged care incorporate spirituality into the care of frail residents.
A new evidenced-based guide supports aged care organisations to establish and manage a volunteer program to deliver spiritual care to residents.
Residential aged and community care provider Catholic Healthcare has been recognised for its spiritual care program at Meaningful Ageing Australia’s national awards in Melbourne.
A La Trobe University-led project is investigating the uptake and understanding of the national resource that helps aged care providers incorporate spiritual care into their services.
More than 500 responses from aged care residents and hospital patients from seven large organisations in Victoria have been received so far in a ground-breaking study underway into the benefits of pastoral care.
Surely seniors living in residential aged care are among the loneliest because they’re not connected to what matters most for them, argues Ilsa Hampton.
The peak body for spiritual care and ageing takes its training program on the road to deliver professional development to aged care staff and volunteers in 17 regional centres.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.
A guide explaining how to run a successful reminiscence program in aged care with the support of high school students has been launched today.
A new resource launched this week helps aged care workers engage in conversations with older people to understand and act early on the things that are most meaningful to them.
Pastoral and spiritual care principles can help consumers to better articulate their needs, and providers to better understand them, says the new head of sector peak PASCOP.
In this story: John Kelly steps down from ACSA; Ilsa Hampton appointed executive officer of PASCOP; Paul Johnson appointed COO at BallyCara.