The Aged Care Leisure and Lifestyle Guide (Second Edition)

Learning objectives

 

Chapter 1 Aged Care in Australia

            To understand the needs of an ageing population in Australia

            To learn what Home Care Packages are

            To explore accommodation options for seniors

            To understand more about Residential Aged Care Homes in Australia

             To learn about Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and the Australian National Aged Care Classification

            To understand some of the legislation related to aged care in Australia

            To learn about the Aged Care Reform Package

            To understand the purpose of organisations’ policies and procedures

           

Chapter 2 Quality Standards and Accreditation

            To ascertain the purpose of accreditation standards

            To become more familiar with the role of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

            To become better prepared for visits by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

            To understand the accreditation process

            To become more familiar with the Aged Care Quality Standards

            To become more compliant with the Aged Care Quality Standards

            To discover which Aged Care Quality Standards relate to the Leisure and Lifestyle department

           

Chapter 3 Roles and Responsibilities of Leisure and Lifestyle Staff

             To learn about the role and responsibilities of staff in the Leisure and Lifestyle department at Residential Aged Care Homes

            To discover the importance of having a dedicated Leisure and Lifestyle team

 

Chapter 4 Four Recommended Models of Care

            To learn about the Butterfly Household Model of Care

            To learn about The Eden Alternative

            To learn about Montessori

            To learn about The CARE Model

 

Chapter 5 Creating Atmosphere

            To learn how to create a homely atmosphere

            To learn how to create a happy atmosphere

            To learn how to create a welcoming atmosphere

            To learn how to create a peaceful atmosphere

 

Chapter 6 Providing Wholistic Care

            To learn how to meet residents physical needs

            To learn how to meet residents social needs

            To learn how to assist residents to gain more friends

            To learn how to meet residents intellectual needs

            To learn how to meet residents creative needs

 

Chapter 7 Providing Emotional Care

            To understand the emotional needs of the residents

            To learn how to help residents feel safe and secure

            To learn how to help residents gain a sense of belonging

            To learn how to help residents gain a sense of purpose

            To learn how to help residents feel cared for

            To learn how to help residents feel loved

 

Chapter 8 Person Centred Care

            To learn the basics of providing person centred care

            To learn how to partner with a resident in writing a Life Story

            To learn how to apply the ‘All about Me’ idea

 

Chapter 9 Celebrating Culture

            To learn how to understand and celebrate a resident’s identity

            To learn more about culture and linguistically diverse people

            To learn how to provide a culturally safe environment

            To learn how to celebrate culture at a Residential Aged Care Home

            To learn to acknowledge the First Nations people

            To learn the importance of having a Reconciliation Action Plan

            To understand diversity in the context of Residential Aged Care

 

Chapter 10 Pastoral Care, Spirituality, and Religion

            To understand what pastoral care is and how to respond pastorally

            To learn about spirituality and how to cater for residents’ spiritual needs

            To learn about religion and how to cater to residents’ religious needs

            To learn how to incorporate spirituality in monthly programming

 

Chapter 11 Communication Skills

            To learn how to connect with your residents

            To learn how to communicate with your residents

            To understand non-verbal communication

            To improve communication among team members

            To learn how to communicate with people who have communication barriers

 

Chapter 12 Counselling Skills

            To understand the basics of psychological First Aid

             To learn what an ‘accidental’ counsellor is

            To learn basic counselling skills

 

Chapter 13 Personalised Care for People with Various Impairments

            To learn how to care for people who are vision impaired

            To learn how to care for people who are hearing impaired

            To learn how to care for people who have cognition impairment

            To learn how to care for residents who exhibit difficult behaviour

 

 

Chapter 14 Caring for Residents Living with Dementia

            To learn about the stages of dementia

            To learn ideas for caring for people who are living with dementia

            To learn ideas of how to communicate with people living with dementia

            To learn some sundowning strategies

 

Chapter 15 Caring for Residents who are Grieving

            To identify the multiple losses residents have had

            To understand bereavement

            To learn how to respond to someone who is grieving

            To learn how to care for someone who is grieving

 

Chapter 16 Caring for Residents who are Depressed

            To understand what depression is and how to recognise the signs

            To learn how to care for a resident with depression

            To learn how to care for a resident who is feeling suicidal

 

Chapter 17 Caring for Residents who are Dying

            To understand what an Advanced Care Plan is

            To learn how to care for someone who is dying

            To learn how to care for the family of someone who is dying

            To understand the importance of honouring the person after they have passed away

            To learn how to prepare and conduct a memorial service

 

Chapter 18 Documentation

            To learn the guidelines of documentation

            To learn how to write clear and concise Progress Notes

            To learn how to create comprehensive Leisure and Lifestyle Assessments

            To learn how to create comprehensive Leisure and Lifestyle Care Plans

            To learn how to complete a Leisure and Lifestyle Care Plan Review

            To learn how to complete Activity Reviews

 

Chapter 19 Various Leisure and Lifestyle Responsibilities

            To learn how to do Risk Assessments

            To learn the appropriate documentation for bus outings

            To learn about Continuous Improvement

            To learn how to conduct Resident Meetings

            To learn how to create dynamic Monthly Programs

            To learn some newsletter writing tips

 

Chapter 20 Efficient Workplace Practices

            To learn basic Work Health and Safety practices in Residential Aged Care Homes

            To learn good work ethic skills

            To learn how to manage finances for the Leisure and Lifestyle department

            To learn excellent time management skills

            To learn organisational skills

            To learn some ideas on managing a team

Chapter 21 Dealing with Harassment and Bullying

            To learn how to deal with harassment from residents

            To learn how to deal with harassment from family members of residents

            To learn how to deal with harassment from co-workers

            To learn how to deal with harassment from management

            To discover some essential keys to conflict resolution

 

Chapter 22 Dealing with Elder Abuse

            To create an awareness of elder abuse

            To learn how to recognise elder abuse

            To learn how to intervene and how to report elder abuse

            To learn elder abuse prevention strategies

 

Chapter 23 Community Engagement

            To learn about intergenerational engagement

            To learn about interfacility engagement

            To learn how to boost the volunteer program

            To learn ideas for guest speakers

            To learn other ways residents can remain connected in their local communities

 

Chapter 24 Engaging and Interesting Activities

            To learn the purpose for providing meaningful activities

            To understand the importance of safe food handling

            To explore the variety of activities currently being implemented in Residential Aged Care Homes

            To learn about sensory activities

            To learn how to link the activities with the Aged Care Quality Standards

            To be inspired by the effectiveness of pet therapy

 

Chapter 25 Practicing Self-care

            To learn how to practice self-care

            To learn stress management strategies

            To explore ways to cope with grief

 

Chapter 26 Coping with Covid -19

            To learn how meet resident’s needs during lockdown and restrictions

            To learn how to practice good hygiene practices

 

 

 

Supporting our Resident's Needs

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

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