Meaningful ageing australia
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

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 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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Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton Jul 10, 2017

Aged Care and Retirement Living: Where Poor Practice is Unthinkable

I want to acknowledge the round of painful stories that continue to emerge from aged care and retirement living contexts. It is always hard to hear about times when we have not done our very best, when we have compromised the humanity of ourselves and others, and when we have not been honorable. I am using 'we' for a couple of reasons. One, is that as people working in the aged care and retirement living sectors we are all connected by whatever happens...
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