Tech Connect: Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care. A Leader's Guide

Meaningful Ageing Australia
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Pat was devastated. The 87-year-old, who had been living in aged care for the past seven years, had experienced a recent change in health and was now receiving palliative care. She realised that she was too frail to travel to Melbourne for her grandson's wedding.

Learn how Beate Steller, a spiritual care practitioner at Pat's aged care home, was able to support Pat to virtually attend her grandson's wedding, along with the whole community!

Maintaining connections with friends and family is a vital aspect of living a meaningful life. Tech-Connect is a guide to supporting these meaningful connections, using person-centred care alongside social media and other communications technology. Tech-Connect is for aged care professionals who are passionate about supporting the emotional and spiritual needs of older people in their care.
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About the author

Beate Steller brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of sectors and industries. She currently works as a Pastoral & Spiritual Care Team Leader in aged and palliative care, and is also an adult educator. Beate has specialised in grief and loss education/counselling and has been on the Board of NALAG (National Association for Loss and Grief) since 2009. She has both graduate and post graduate qualifications in Adult Education, Social Work, Nursing, and Ageing and Pastoral Studies.
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Meaningful Ageing Australia
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Published on
Nov 1, 2017
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Pages
76
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ISBN
9781925635621
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Eldercare
Religion / Spirituality
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