Residential and community care providers will now be supported to integrate enhanced spiritual care into everyday practice with the release of new national guidelines.
The new National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care will be launched on Tuesday, following extensive development that involved input from the sector.
Delivering holistic care in a CDC environment and strategies for challenging pervasive ageism are some of the key topics to be tackled at an upcoming sector event.
New guidelines aim to raise awareness of the psychological and spiritual needs of older people receiving aged care and assist staff in meeting them, write Colleen Doyle, Hannah Capon and Elizabeth Pringle.
Senior managers in aged care will be given a first look at the new national guidelines for spiritual care as part of a series of workshops to be held in June.