Del Marie McAlister is the editor of inspire (a magazine for aged care Leisure & Lifestyle employees), workshop facilitator, seminar presenter, aged care well-being consultant, counsellor and chaplain, and the creator of The CARE Model.
The CARE Model for caring for our seniors is based on this acronym: Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Empathy. It’s about caring from the heart.
At the beginning of 2020, The CARE Model launched a new monthly
publication for Leisure & Lifestyle coordinators entitled inspire.
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.
"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."
The CARE Model has produced a number of books for Activity employees in residential aged care. See our resources page.