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, aged care counsellor and chaplain, and the creator of The CARE Model.
The CARE Model (for caring for our seniors) is based on:
LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH DELMARIE MCALISTER AND DR JULIE BAJIC SMITH HERE:
FACEBOOK GROUP FOR AGED CARE LEISURE & LIFESTYLE EMPLOYEES
We have a very active Facebook group where we network, share ideas and support each other.
MAGAZINE FOR AGED CARE LEISURE & LIFESTYLE EMPLOYEES
At the beginning of 2020, The CARE Model launched a new monthly publication for Leisure &
Lifestyle coordinators and employees entitled inspire. These online magazines feature
activity ideas for every day! There are product reviews, daily inspiration, art
and craft ideas, quizzes, articles, noticeboard, recipes and much, much more.
“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
others." "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."
BOOKS FOR AGED CARE LEISURE & LIFESTYLE EMPLOYEES
The CARE Model provides a number of books for Activity employees in residential aged care. See 'shop' page. These are all dowloadable PDF files.
These books are:
This book takes a look at each one of the Aged Care Quality Standards and suggests ways we can comply with them. $10
Under the Aged Care Quality Standards, we are expected to meet our resident’s spiritual needs. $10
This book contains 102 recommended activities for residential aged care. Each activity has a description, directions, risk assessment, and more. $10
This book contains a quiz for every day of the year. $15
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
A collection of articles, quizzes, craft, ideas etc. from all the 2020 inspire magazines. $10
Devotions to read to Christians who are nearing the end of their life on earth. Full of compassion, love and hope. FREE
A guide book for providing emotional care for residents. $10
TRAINING COURSE: SUPPORTING OUR RESIDENT'S NEEDS
Since I am unable to arrange speaking engagements this year, I have provided 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.”
Book: Healing for the Grieving Heart is a unique book for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. See 'shop' page.
“LOVED the book!!! I heard your voice throughout it and it was such a comfort. Love the format of a page-a-day for reflection and journaling. Very heart-warming and affirming.”
“That was the best book on bereavement I have ever read.”
“This is a book everybody ought to read.”