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© 2018 Del Marie McAlister

Del Marie is an Aged Care Wellbeing Consultant



"Today was fantastic and I learned so much. I enjoyed meeting everyone and the resources and ideas that were shared were great. I would highly recommend this to all lifestyle staff."Attendee

"I would highly recommend Del as a speaker and presenter and look forward to working with her again in the future."

Wendy Lawrence, Lifestyle Manager, Catholic Healthcare

"Del, thank you for coming to our home today. My awesome staff have not stopped telling me how truly inspirational you were. Thank you for putting an even bigger fire in their bellies. We cannot wait to have you back."

Julie Bennett, Facility Manager, Eden Park Aged Care Home, Geelong


"I have got every single book of yours Del and we love them at work. They are so well written and in a way we can understand. It certainly makes life easier, so thank you."  Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator                 

The CARE Model is based on this acronym:





The CARE Model  focuses on treating residents in aged care homes as valued and precious individuals. It’s about caring from the heart.

The CARE Model runs a support network for people who work in aged care, specifically Leisure & Lifestyle facilitators. This is a Facebook Group. To join , press the link below:

JOIN The CARE Model Facebook Group


Email Del Marie McAlister to book:

Some workshops are facilitated by Del Marie, and others by her colleague Cathryn.

"Great afternoon Del thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and preparing us for some interesting times ahead with the new standards. So nice to meet the other ladies and to share ideas and information.  I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is struggling knowing where to start with the expectation of lifestyle staff after July 1."


Launch date: TBA


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The CARE Model has launched a new monthly publication for Leisure & Lifestyle coordinators.


These online magazines feature activity ideas for every day of the month! There are product reviews, daily inspiration, art and craft ideas, quizzes, articles, noticeboard, recipes and much much more.

January & February and March editions are now available.

They are downloadable PDF files.

"The Jan and Feb Inspire are fabulous!!! It’s such a great resource and will be so beneficial, whether we use it as the base for our calendars or use to it inspire other ideas. We’re creating an ‘Inspire’ folder for our lifestyle staff which will have all the editions for self-directed learning."

“Thank you for your January edition of inspire.  I love it.  For once I have something that is relevant to Australians. This will give  our residents meaningful and purpose activities.”

"I cannot praise you highly enough. Inspire has saved me so much time. Looking forward to the others."

"These are awesome and I can't wait for March. I gave a copy to my team members and they all love it. Such a great resource."