Brightwater welcomes funding for Meaningful Ageing Australia campaign

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019

Brightwater has welcomed an announcement by the Australian Government to fund Meaningful Ageing Australia’s See me. Know me. campaign and accompanying video resources.

Making the announcement at Brightwater Redcliffe’s residential aged care home this morning, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said the two programs would help aged care staff and care recipients understand their obligations and rights in relation to spiritual care.

Brightwater Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Lawrence said the See me. Know me. campaign was providing a powerful tool at Brightwater to connect with clients, and ensure that the spiritual needs that bring meaning and purpose are incorporated into care planning.

“The Meaningful Ageing Australia resources play an important part of our clients’ experience from when they begin their journey with us and throughout their time as a client,” Ms Lawrence said.

As a member of Meaningful Ageing Australia, Brightwater is delighted that this campaign is playing a part in our ability to support our current and future clients.

Ilsa Hampton, CEO of Meaningful Ageing Australia spoke passionately about whole of person care being both a right of people accessing aged care services and a responsibility of service providers.

“We are delighted to receive this government support to empower older people to have high expectations of aged care; and service providers to more fully engage with the whole person.”

Mr Wyatt enjoyed a morning tea, chatting with Brightwater Redcliffe residents, along with the Hon Steve Irons MP, Member for Swan, and WA members of Meaningful Ageing Australia.

To learn more about the ‘See me. Know me.’ campaign, visit the Meaningful Ageing Australia website.