On Wed 8 August 2018, Meaningful Ageing Australia launched their latest high quality resource: the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program Leader’s Manual.
Aged care in Australia is changing. This program assists organisations to engage all staff in understanding spirituality as more than religion, and to build their sensitivity and capability to respond to each person’s spiritual need.
When the board chair of Meaningful Ageing, Ross Low, launched the resource, he said, “Meaningful Ageing Australia helps organisations understand and respond to the pastoral and spiritual needs of older people. In a time when there are so many sad stories circulating about aged care, we are ensuring that organisations are being equipped to build more and more positive aged care stories. Stories where each older person can say ‘They knew me, they understood what mattered most, and I could trust them’.
As this resource is used around Australia:
- May staff in aged care feel encouraged and equipped
- May older people feel truly seen and heard
- And may the Australian community feel more confident in the quality of care we are offering their loved ones.”
Carrington is proud to support the important work of Meaningful Ageing Australia, in particular with the involvement of Raad Richards, Carrington’s Chief Executive’s participation on their board.
Pictured L-R Meaningful Ageing board members and CEO at the launch
Back row: John Ireland, Mark Butler, Ross Low, Sonya Smart
Front row: Bryan Mason, Ilsa Hampton (CEO), Craig Hamer, Raad Richards