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Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton Jun 14, 2018

Aged Care Services Invited to Review Australian World First Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care

Australian aged care services are being asked to comment on their understanding, support and use of the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care within the Australian aged care sector. La Trobe University Researcher Amy Heath is surveying the guidelines, originally launched in 2016 by Meaningful Ageing Australia in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV) enabling not for profit, government and private aged care providers to better incorporate spiritual care into their aged care services...
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Ilsa Hampton

Ilsa Hampton

CEO Of Meaningful Ageing Australia

Ilsa is the CEO of Meaningful Ageing Australia. Ilsa has extensive experience in the strategic integration of pastoral and spiritual care in aged care; and leading projects with multiple partners. Prior to joining Meaningful Ageing Australia as CEO, Ilsa served on the board from its inauguration in 2013; and on the board of Spiritual Care Australia from 2010-2011. Ilsa has designed and implemented strategic program changes to increase consistency, quality assurance, integration in teams and access by clients including an innovative pastoral care volunteer model now in use in other locations around Australia.

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Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton May 11, 2018

“I Wish We Had Someone Like You Here”

In the first half of this year, Meaningful Ageing Australia is offering seminars in regional locations across Australia. Each host organisation chooses a topic that meets the learning needs of their staff. The majority of hosts have chosen ‘Spiritual Care in a Diverse World’, ‘Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care’ or ‘Death, Dying and Hope: Conversations at End of Life’. The seminars kicked off in Albany, WA, and have been a valuable opportunity for staff, families and...
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Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton Dec 6, 2017

Bringing Hope by Being Present to Despair

Every day we are bombarded by messages from our screens and other places that promote an ideal life without suffering. Not only without suffering but also with wealth and endless happiness. If we think about this image for just one moment we know that it is a mirage: suffering, challenge and difficulty is inevitable. This is as true for you and I as it is for the older people we are serving. We all deal with the discomfort of suffering...
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Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton Aug 31, 2017

Aged Care Staff: Bring Your Expertise And Expect To Learn

An expert who assumes they are there to learn  We know that to do a good job, we need to be trained, or even formed for the work. Formation is an idea that may not be familiar to everyone. If something is being formed, it is being shaped. If a person is being formed for a particular role, we, too are shaped such that our daily decisions and actions are in keeping with our role, eventually without having to really think...
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