Aged care consultant Del Marie McAlister, is the editor of inspire (a magazine for aged care Leisure & Lifestyle employees), workshop facilitator, seminar presenter, counsellor, and chaplain.
We have a very active Facebook group where we network, share ideas and support each other.
The inspire magazine:
These monthly online magazines feature activity ideas for every day! There are also product reviews,
daily inspiration, art and craft ideas, quizzes, articles, noticeboard, gardening tips, chaplaincy
resources, recipes and much, much more.
"Inspire magazine is an amazing and thorough resource which every facility should have a monthly
edition of to guide activities with their residents on a monthly basis. The issues are delivered well in
advance, so plenty of time to discuss new activities with the residents in resident meetings and
embed the chosen activities into monthly calendars." Dr Julie Bajic Smith
The readers are saying:
“Love inspire magazines. We use them most days.”
"I would not have made it through this year without your magazine...thank you."
“Thank you for your recent 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
"These are awesome and I can't wait for the next issue. I gave a copy to my team members
and they all love it. Such a great resource."
This book takes a look at each one of the Aged Care Quality Standards and suggests ways we can comply with them. $10
Spiritual Care in Aged Care
Under the Aged Care Quality Standards, we are expected to meet our resident’s spiritual needs. $10
102 Meaningful Activities in Residential Aged Care
This book contains 102 recommended activities for residential aged care. Each activity has a description, directions, risk assessment, and more. $10
Daily Quizzes for Seniors
This book contains a quiz for every day of the year. $15
The Leisure and Lifestyle Guide
250 pages of almost everything you need to know to excel in your role. Includes samples, templates and much, much more. A must-have for all Leisure and Lifestyle facilitators. $15
Highlights of inspire 2020
A collection of articles, quizzes, craft, ideas etc. from all the 2020 inspire magazines. $10
Devotions for Seniors
Devotions to read to Christians who are nearing the end of their life on earth. Full of compassion, love and hope. FREE
Emotional Care in Aged Care
A guide book for providing emotional care for residents. $10
Training course - Supporting our Resident's Needs:
Professional development through voice-over PowerPoint presentations. These are $20 each.
Master the concept of partnering with residents in supporting their needs in accordance with the Aged Care Quality Standards.
Learn how to deliver activities, events etc. that cater to the needs of a diverse range of people.
Gain new skills and strategies that will enable you to enhance your programs.
Increase your awareness of the variety ways to improve the quality of care you provide.
Module 1. Supporting the Need to Belong
Module 2. Supporting the Need to be Culturally Safe
Module 3. Supporting the Need to Celebrate Identity
Module 4. Supporting Creative and Intellectual Needs
Module 5. Supporting Emotional Needs
Module 6. Supporting Spiritual Needs
Module 7. Supporting the Need to Experience Happiness
Module 8. Supporting the Need to Have a Sense of Purpose
Module 9. Supporting the Need to be Cared for, to feel Safe and Loved
Module 10. Supporting the Needs of Someone who is Dying
“I want to thank you for the informative and essential workshop that you presented. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am so pleased with the outcomes.”
Available to download as a PowerPoint (with voice-over) presentations from the SHOP tab.