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See me. Know me. Templates
Below are a range of resources that you can download and print so that you can begin and develop deeper conversations. There are printable conversation starter cards, posters, poster templates and instructions, as well as conversation sentence starters.
Self Care Tips for Staff
Self care is essential for keeping ourselves available to others. Use these tips as your own check-list, or share with your teams. Focus on one each month, or do a lucky dip at team meetings to spark conversation.
This members-only Quick Guide is ideal for individual or small group use.
Keywords: Self care, resilience, time, space
Visiting People in Lockdown
When a COVID outbreak in your community means you have to lock down your aged care home, huge challenges arise for keeping people meaningfully engaged.
This Quick Guide for our members is based on the experience of homes in this situation and gives you some great ideas to keep spirits up whilst being pragmatic about the limitations you are wrestling with.
Wearing Masks with Heart
Being required to wear masks can be especially distressing for older people who live with cognitive impairment.
Use this Quick Guide to make connection so much more possible.
This resource is open access and available to anyone who would like to use it.
What is the Value of Spiritual Care?
This resource captures the main themes that appear in literature related to spirituality, spiritual care and its outcomes in the context of community and residential aged care, and beyond. Specifically, we have found the following seven themes:
- Reduced depression, increased cognition, reduced anxiety, reduced loneliness
- Increased wellbeing and resilience
- Positive effects for those who are living with dementia
- Increased health / reduced risk factors
- Better meeting of needs for the care recipient – quality of life, meaning and purpose, dignity, connectedness
- Improved family/client/resident satisfaction
- Important for palliative care and preparation for end of life.
This literature summary is not comprehensive, by nature, and will continue to be updated.
This members-only resource is ideal for service planning, and to use in business cases to garner more support for dedicated initiatives enabling meaning, purpose and connectedness in the lives of older people.
Keywords: evidence, spiritual care, ageing
‘Frailty’ and Spiritual Care: A Short Guide
Member-only resource for use in your organisation.
36 pages, including:
Ideas for sharing in your team
Note to Leaders / Managers
Responding to the Challenges of Frailty
Note to Front Line Staff
Scenarios for Reflection
Aged Care Quality Standards and Spiritual Care Downloads
These documents were created to support your organisation in meeting the Aged Care Quality Standards. You are free to download, use and share these documents internally as needed.
ConnecTo Spiritual Screening Tool Downloads
These documents were created as part of the ConnecTo Spiritual Screening Tool project, to support you in implementing the training program. You are free to download, use and share these documents as needed. Meaningful Ageing Australia offers a support and education service to members who would like assistance with implementation. Contact our office for more information.
Intergenerational Reminiscence – A Leader’s Guide for Aged Care Organisations and Secondary Schools Downloads
These documents were created to support you in implementing an Intergenerational Reminiscence program in your organisation. You are free to download, edit, use and share these documents as needed. Meaningful Ageing Australia offers a support and education service to members who would like assistance with implementation. Contact our office for more information.