A new project will help personal carers from diverse backgrounds build meaningful relationships with older people in aged care services.
Close to 90% of Australian residential aged care services and 70% of in home care services employ personal care staff from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds according to the 2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey. The work these carers do requires them to build a connection with each older person they are supporting. These carers frequently have...
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.
Aged care organisations that go above and beyond have once again been recognised, with seven finalists announced in the 2018 Meaningful Ageing Australia Awards.
The Awards celebrate organisations who can demonstrate a sustained and effective program or project that is focused on high quality pastoral and spiritual care of older people.
Meaningful Ageing Australia CEO, Ilsa Hampton, said “These providers show what is possible when organisations use their imagination and effort to provide quality of life for each older person...
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...
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...