The See me. Know me. campaign is designed to help seniors feel more valued, to help them connect with family and friends, and ultimately to empower them to find aged care services that will truly tune in to them as a whole person.
Inspired by the strong positive reaction to our See me. Know me. poster series, we have published conversation starters for seniors to use with your families and friends, to share a bit about your story, your values and interests. Our members can develop their own posters using our template. This can be accessed in the resources portal.
We have also published some conversation cards, thought-starters about ‘purpose’ and ten questions you can ask aged care providers if you know someone who is looking for aged care.
This is all part of our work to ensure aged care understands and responds to each person in a highly relational way, incorporating their spirituality in the broadest sense – meeting the human needs for meaning, purpose and connectedness with self, others, creativity, nature and something bigger (for some people this may be through religion).
In April 2019 we were advised that the Commonwealth Department of Health would be funding us to expand the campaign’s activities. This has meant we are implementing a series of opportunities to engage with the campaign, and more free resources for seniors in the community.