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.
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There are more therapeutic ways to respond to a person with dementia than lying to them, writes Ben Boland.
A new evidenced-based guide supports aged care organisations to establish and manage a volunteer program to deliver spiritual care to residents.
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.
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.
A guide to help aged care organisations support residents to use technology and social media to stay connected with their loved ones 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.
The new National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care will be launched on Tuesday, following extensive development that involved input from the sector.
VIDEO: Aged care providers should recognise that good spiritual care begins at the management level and works its way down, says a leading theologian.
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.
Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People (PASCOP), the national peak body for spiritual care and ageing, is hosting a ‘meaningful ageing’ seminar for aged care workers and volunteers in Brisbane.
AUDIO: Spiritual care is about connecting deeply with people daily and it is as important as meeting a person’s physical, social or emotional needs within a wellness approach, a leading expert has told aged care organisations.
As Australia marks Pastoral Care Week, one provider shares its experience of using volunteer pastoral care visitors to reduce social isolation.