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COVID-19 Bundled Resource Package
Members-only special selection of new and existing resources for emotional and spiritual support during COVID-19.
Leading the Elephant Book
With the implementation of the Aged Care Quality Standards in 2019, residential and community aged care providers are faced with the need to integrate spiritual care. This may bring challenges to various organisations requiring not just new practices, but potentially a change of processes and culture. Change management may well be an avenue for such organisations to explore.
Meaningful Ageing Australia E-modules
** THIS PRODUCT IS MEMBERS-ONLY **
They can be completed directly via this page on our website, or you can use the SCORM or HTML files to embed them in your organisation’s learning management system.
Go to the Member’s Zone to access them directly on line.
Please note these e-modules should be offered to complement to face-to-face training components, and that they may take some time to download. A Hints and Tips sheet can also be downloaded.
Qualities and Values
Presence and Listening Skills
Spiritual Care Orientation Program (Complete and Abridged versions available)
ConnecTo Spiritual Screening Tool (Complete and Abridged versions available)
“This has really opened things up for me. We tend to focus on the day to day issues to ensure a high level of care to our clients when it is just so much more! I will definitely be listening with an open heart and new eyes. Anyone working in the aged care industry – regardless of what position – would benefit from this I am sure” (Trial participant)
“May I congratulate you on this Learning Package. It is clear, helpful and the definitions of Spirituality, Religion and finding meaning are really helpful. This is a great asset for all staff in their various roles, as together we seek to meet the spiritual needs of clients and residents.” (Pastoral Practitioner)
Use the links in the box below to complete the sessions now online.
To use in your learning management system, use the SCORM or HTML downloads.
Meet Akira Learning Guide for Personal Care Assistants
The Meet Akira Learning Guide for Personal Care Assistants is best used soon after completing the Meet Akira online experience. Designed as an interactive PDF, which can be completed electronically, it offers a selection of exercises and reflections to consolidate the learning from the Meet Akira program. At only four pages, it is deliberately brief to provide learning support to busy care assistants.
Meet Akira Poster
Promote Meet Akira throughout your organisation with this A4 colour poster. It is fully customisable, so that you can drop in your organisation’s logo, contact details and QR code, which directs people straight to your organisation’s unique Meet Akira experience.
Meet Akira: a digital resource for Personal Care Assistants working in aged care
Free for members
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 PCAs share Akira’s story, they will learn that:
- Spiritual care is more than religious care
- Their work already includes acts of spiritual care, that they may not be aware of
- Spiritual care can enrich their own sense of professional value.
By clicking the ‘View to Download’ button on the right, the SCORM files will be added to your cart, and you will be able to download the SCORM files as a Zipped document.
Multifaith Practices: Guidelines for Community and Residential Aged Care (Digital Copy)
Members only resource: FREE for members.
The guide is covers six religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. Each chapter provides an introductory overview for each religion of their:
Beliefs and values
Holy days, holidays, and ritual observances
Late life celebrations
Caring practices during illness
End of life practices
Readings and prayers
One Minute Moment when Someone Dies
Take time to pause, honour the person who has died, yourself, and the team who have supported them.
This members-only Quick Guide is ideal for individual or small group use.
Stand against the tide that keeps rushing forwards.
Keywords: Dying, death, grief, comfort, support, ritual
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.