Topic: My Wellbeing – promoting Positive Wellbeing through the voice of the resident

Day: Monday 19 October

Time:  3:30pm-4:00pm AEDT

Abstract:

Churches of Christ recognises that Positive Wellbeing is central to helping people live as well as they can, for as long as they can, regardless of their current situation. We are committed to person-centric, practical and collaborative approaches that meet the needs and preferences of our residents. Our Model of Care promotes Positive Wellbeing through a whole of life approach, which includes physical, mental, social and spiritual health. It is embedded with meeting and potentially exceeding Kitwood’s (1997) five essential needs: Churches of Christ recognises that Positive Wellbeing is central to helping people live as well as they can, for as long as they can, regardless of their current situation. We are committed to person-centric, practical and collaborative approaches that meet the needs and preferences of our residents. Our Model of Care promotes Positive Wellbeing through a whole of life approach, which includes physical, mental, social and spiritual health. It is embedded with meeting and potentially exceeding Kitwood’s (1997) five essential needs: 

• Comfort I am physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually comfortable• Identity I am a person of value and worth • Occupation I have something meaningful to do 
• Inclusion I feel that I belong, and I am welcomed home • Attachment I feel connected, safe and secure in the community The “My Wellbeing” app was developed by Churches of Christ in QLD to assess individual preferences for social contact, personal development, leisure activities, living environment and daily routines to align with the 5 essential needs. The information is obtained through a set of conversational questions allowing the resident to connect and engage in a meaningful way. The objectives of the app include: 
• Respect of preferences – empowerment of residents leading to improved quality of care
• Consistent evaluation of the Model of Care – ensure that the voice of the resident is at the centre of the care they receive.• User-friendliness and effectiveness of the app – use of ‘smiley faces’ as rating 
• Inclusive data collection – survey designed to include observational signs of wellbeing
• “Dream Come True” – creates an opportunity for the service to fulfil residents’ wishesLastly the resident is asked it they have a message for the board, what would it be? This confidential inform

 

 

 

Biography:

As a member of the Clinical and Care Governance Team, Trish brings to her role, 15 years’ experience working for not for profit organisations in the community services sector with extensive experience working with vulnerable people. In her current role Trish supports the team by coordinating Clinical and Care projects. She is passionate about the well-being of the elderly and has worked extensively with the team, on the development of the My Wellbeing App using evidence-based tools and practices to align with the organisation’s model of care.