Spirituality in Aged Care: Launch of an important resource for aged care

We were delighted to host the launch of the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program by Meaningful Ageing Australia this week.

Meaningful Ageing Australia is the national peak body for spiritual care and ageing.

Supporting and working with likeminded organisations whose mission is to support better quality of life for seniors is an important component of what we do at Churches of Christ Care.

We view spiritual care as being as important as physical care and we foster a sense of openness and spiritual wellbeing for those in our care, which is part of offering people dignity at the end of life.

We are one of the largest seniors living not for profit operators with 30 residential aged care services, retirement living and community services.

Meaningful Ageing Australia CEO Ilsa Hampton said the professional development program supported service providers who will be expected to understand and respond to the spiritual needs of older people under the new Single Aged Care Quality Standards currently before Parliament.

Spirituality to be explored and embedded in aged care

“While spirituality in aged care is not a new concept, it is one to be explored and embedded into our aged care services if we are to truly support the wellbeing of seniors as they age,” Ms Hampton said.

“This is a practical program that provides leaders with the tools they need to help educate and support their staff to deliver relevant, appropriate basic spiritual care for individuals no matter their stage of life.”

The launch was held at the Churches of Christ in Queensland’s Kenmore Campus on August 8. Aged care industry leaders and managers attended the event.

For information about Churches of Christ Care seniors living services visit our Seniors Living website.

For information about the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program visit www.maa.com.au

 

Posted August 14, 2018 in News