Aged Care Managers
The majority of people in aged care have experienced trauma, loss and/or grief at some point in their lives, which can impact both residents and staff. Our resources provide a person-centred approach that can build a sense of safety, control and empowerment for the trauma-affected individual, and help your staff look after their own wellbeing.
Without the right tools in place, trauma can be difficult to identify and manage. The below resources will help you understand trauma, and how an aged care organisation can better operate to support someone who has experienced trauma.
Trauma, Loss and Grief
Many older Australians have experienced trauma, grief and loss in their life. Watching this brief video about the effects of trauma on older people will help you to understand their needs.
What is Trauma-Informed Care?
Watch this short video to learn key aspects of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). TIC can help improve day-to-day interactions with residents and their loved ones, support staff wellbeing, and create an environment that feels safe for everyone.
Trauma-Informed Service Delivery
The resources below provide guidance on how to deliver Trauma-Informed Services using examples, standards, cultural competence advice and tips for practising person-centred, trauma-informed care.
The self-assessment tool will help identify whether your organisation operates from a Trauma-Informed perspective and how to implement trauma-informed practice and policies.
When working with someone with trauma, it’s important to build a safe and trusting relationship. Watch this video to learn how to build a sense of connection with older people, even during brief interactions.
Training and Psychological First Aid for Managers
Our training modules: Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Psychological First Aid (PFA) will equip you with practical strategies to implement at your facility. Key learning objectives include:
Understanding the impacts of Trauma in an Aged-Care context; and
Supporting staff to deliver trauma-informed care.
Wellbeing and Self-Care
As a manager of an aged care facility, you are no stranger to stress; there are many people relying on you, including staff who may be impacted by trauma. Learn some practical skills to help you manage stress and improve your own wellbeing.
How can trauma affect me? Fact Sheet Caring for older people affected by
trauma: How do I look after myself?
Fact Sheet Staff wellbeing in aged care
Webinar Self-Care video
Self-care: Looking after your wellbeing and the health of your staff
Looking after ourselves and each other is essential. This brief video explores a number of practical wellbeing strategies for aged care managers.