Introducing the new App for Personal Carers in Aged Care
Meet Akira is an interactive story inviting users to learn about spiritual care by engaging in familiar scenarios, by following the daily journey of Akira, a Personal Care Assistant, working with older people. As you share Akira’s story, you will learn that:
- Spiritual care is more than religious care
- Your work already includes acts of spiritual care, that you may not be aware of
- Spiritual care can enrich your own sense of professional value
In accessing Akira’s story through a smart-device app or desktop computer, you will see familiar scenarios presented which allow you to learn through the character’s experiences. By understanding your role within the story, you will also gain an understanding of spiritual care which is natural and easy. It will become easy to see that small gestures can have a big impact, and that you will be able to notice the things you do naturally as being important aspects of spiritual care.
Meet Akira has been developed using a co-design process with personal carers and older people; as well as with input from our Reference Group:
- Baptistcare WA
- Fresh Hope
- Hall and Prior
- UnitingCare QLD
- Prof. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen
- Dr. Richard Egan, University of Otago
Meet Akira will be available to member organisations after its launch later in 2020. For information about the launch events in your state, please contact us on 03 8387 2274.
Keep checking back for details of special member preview materials.