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Accreditation Ready

From 1st July 2019, the new Aged Care Quality Standards will apply to all aged care services. Many of these standards relate to Leisure & Lifestyle and Pastoral Care in Residential Aged Care. I am aware that some people feel overwhelmed by the new Standards and are dreading the announced and increased unannounced visits by the accreditation assessors. Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson recently said, “Unannounced re-accreditation audits of aged care homes will triple in 2019, compared with 2018, and there will be an increase in unannounced inspections, to more than 3,000 this year.”


Are you ready?


I have created an informative workshop to equip your Leisure and Lifestyle staff (and pastoral carers and active volunteers) as to how they can comply to the Standards that apply to their department.

Additionally, I can do an audit of your Leisure and Lifestyle department and provide a report of improvements that need to be implemented in order to comply with the new Aged Care Quality Standards.

Workshop Proposal

Accreditation Ready

Applying the New Aged Care Standards to Leisure & Lifestyle                                                        

  • Addresses the NEW Quality Standards that relate to Leisure and Lifestyle

  • Focuses on the practical implementation of the Standards 

  • Highlights the importance of partnership with each resident

  • Discusses documentation, evidence for assessors

  • Identifies areas for improvement

  • Provides the opportunity to share, brainstorm, network and strategize

Who is this workshop for?

  • Diversional Therapists

  • Recreational Activities Employees

  • Pastoral Carers / Chaplains

  • Active Volunteers

In each area I will need a host to provide venue. If 5 or more people attend, there is no charge for host. The host will work together with myself in inviting people from other aged care facilities to attend. This is not only an opportunity for combined professional development, but to also network with other diversional therapists, recreational activity officers, chaplains (or pastoral carers), etc.


  • I will require a screen for a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Seating and water for participants

Fee structure

  • $200 per person for the workshop (half day, minimum 5 people, price includes workbook for each participant)


Other presentations (seminars, workshops, keynote speaker) on these topics:

Palliative CARE: Topics include, advanced care planning, what is palliative care, the people involved in palliative care, what happens when a person is dying, inclusion of family members, creating a comfortable atmosphere, cultural care, spiritual care, ideas how to honour each person after they’ve passed, bereavement, and self-care.

Bereavement First Aid: Training and equipping Bereavement Responders in our communites


 Bereavement CARE: This workshop provides people with the opportunity to discuss bereavement and discover strategies to process it. Some topics include: comfort, resilience, support, self-care and much more. This workshop also includes how to care for our clients who are grieving.

Dementia CARE: During this workshop we explore these topics: what is dementia, dementia facts and statistics, signs and symptoms, and the dementia pathway. We then look at ways to care for people with dementia and explore the best ways to communicate with them. Numerous activities are suggested and discussed.

Depression CARE: Recognizing and understanding depression in the elderly. Prevention strategies. And much more.

Self CARE: Caring for ourselves emotionally, physically, spiritually and vocationally.

Pastoral CARE: Explores the importance of spiritual care, and how it’s up to all staff to act in a pastoral, caring way towards their clients.

Elder Abuse: Learning how to recognize elder abuse, how to intervene, how to report it, and how to prevent it from happening. Facilitated guided discussions with sensitivity and compassion. Topics include what is elder abuse?, statistics, who is vulnerable?, forms of elder abuse, identifying the symptoms of elder abuse, and discussion of case studies.

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