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Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program Downloads

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These documents were created to support you in implementing the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program. 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.

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About the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program

The Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program will help to enhance the integration of spiritual care in the aged care organisation by embedding strategies for spiritual care into the everyday practice of staff, and by mentoring a person-centred care model that encourages all staff to take responsibility for their part in attending to the spiritual needs of each resident and client.

The new Single Aged Care Quality Standards expect organisations to understand and respond to the spiritual needs of older people.  Building on the initial program developed and trialled by Spiritual Health Victoria, this updated Leader’s Manual provides a way for organisations to gently engage their staff in understanding contemporary spirituality and spiritual care.

The comprehensive program manual includes introductory materials, sessions plans with links to PowerPoint presentations, handouts for each module, evaluation materials and additional information.


Members of Meaningful Ageing Australia can access copies of the ‘Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program’ at no extra charge. Others will be able to purchase the program from January 2019.

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    Originally trialled in multiple locations by Spiritual Health Victoria with outstanding feedback from all participants, this new edition has been updated and refreshed into a program that can be run in small parts or as a whole.

    It features clear links in the Manual with the PowerPoints to make facilitation easier, and has optional extras such as links to films.

    Member organisations can order hard copy versions of the comprehensive Program at no cost (with a limit of one copy per location. Additional copies are charged at a special member’s rate. Please contact us for further information).

    Orders outside Australia will attract a postage charge.

    (Dimensions: 297x210mm (A4), 116 pages)

    AUD $185.00