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“I didn’t choose this” - Improving the experience of older people engaging...

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Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc - State Administration

85 Creek Road

New Town, TAS 7008

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"I didn't choose this" - Improving the experience of older people engaging with aged care for the first time

The move into care, whether residential aged care or community care, can be a challenging experience for many older adults. Care may be necessitated by changes in health status, diminishing physical or mental capacity, and may be accompanied by a shift in identity, sense of purpose and loss of hope. Research shows that the transition is often linked with depression.

How can we support older people to navigate this transition? How can we skilfully facilitate life review at this time? How can we companion older people in meaning-making, assisting them to connect with what is most important to them?

Part One – Transition into care

The experience of the older person
The importance of your role

Part Two - Practical skills and ideas

Building bridges to create understanding
ConnecTo – a way to understand what’s important
Invitation for you to share what’s working well

About the Facilitator: Ilsa Hampton

MPH, BA, BTheol, GradCertMgt, GradDipEd

Ilsa joined Meaningful Ageing Australia as CEO in March 2016. 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. She came from Baptcare Victoria where she worked for the last eight years holding a number of senior roles with her most recent being Manager – Pastoral Care. Ilsa 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. During this time Ilsa held various sector positions such as Chair of the multi-faith Diploma of Pastoral Care and Ageing Committee, and Chair of Spiritual Health Victoria’s Aged Care Advisory Group.


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Parking is available on Creek Road.

A number of buses travel from Hobart to Creek Road (501, 503, 513)


Previous seminar participants have said:

"The seminar had great speakers that stimulated new thoughts, very useful indeed" (Melbourne seminar participant)

"Thank you for a very informative and stimulating morning" (Melbourne seminar participant)

"Encouraging, informative, challenging and motivating" (Brisbane seminar participant)

"Thank you for putting on this morning. It is encouraging and helpful to come together and look at different ways we care for others" (Brisbane seminar participant)

"I enjoyed the sharing of information, the coming together of many people from different walks of life" (Brisbane seminar participant)

The seminar “provided simple frameworks that can be used to educate staff” (Perth seminar participant)

Valued the sharing and have come away with some great food for thought” (Perth seminar participant)

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Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc - State Administration

85 Creek Road

New Town, TAS 7008

Australia

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