The Rhythm of Life
Chris Edwards – Director of Mission
Fifth International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality
Edinburgh...
Who is ARV?
- Started as a village for retired clergy and missionaries.
- Primarily independent living accommodation
- Soo...
Who is ARV?
Anglican Retirement VillagesAnglican Retirement Villages
Today
- 22 Villages
- 3 Regional offices providing Ho...
Who is ARV?
Anglican Retirement VillagesAnglican
Diocese
- To introduce people to the love of
God found through a knowledg...
Who is ARV?
Today
- To Reach out
- Enrich lives
- Share the love of Jesus
a push back to basics
What model of care should we use?
ARV and Person Centred Care
Great – but we had problems
- Meals
- Medications
- Personal...
What model of care should we use?
ARV and Person Centred Care
Getting to know you
- What health issues do you have
- What ...
What model of care should we use?
ARV’s Rhythm of Life
What about meaning
- Tell us about your day …
- Tell us about yours...
The Rhythm of Life
It involves everyone
Tearing down the “silos”
- Restructuring the villages
- Chaplains Parish partnersh...
The Rhythm of Life
Focus on
• relating not stating
• being together not doing a job
• what works not what we did
• “Can do...
The Rhythm of Life
It involves everyone
permission granted!
- Anyone can ask …
- “Carers”
- Personal
- Pastoral
- Physical
Knowing Me
Knowing You
Learning to
Trust
Curiosity
Conversations
Seeking God
Christian
Identity
Christian
Nurture
Christia...
Continuous
Improvement
Action Outcome Evidence
To develop a
lifestyle team that
incorporates
lifestyle leader,
lifestyle c...
Questions?
Chris Edwards - The Rhythm of Life
Chris Edwards - The Rhythm of Life
Chris Edwards - The Rhythm of Life
Chris Edwards - The Rhythm of Life
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Chris Edwards - The Rhythm of Life

  1. 1. The Rhythm of Life Chris Edwards – Director of Mission Fifth International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality Edinburgh, Scotland 7 - 10 July 2013
  2. 2. Who is ARV? - Started as a village for retired clergy and missionaries. - Primarily independent living accommodation - Soon needed to address the demands of frailty and ageing - Developed Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) - Became the Diocesan arm of welfare for the elderly Anglican Retirement Villages
  3. 3. Who is ARV? Anglican Retirement VillagesAnglican Retirement Villages Today - 22 Villages - 3 Regional offices providing Home Care in the community - Touching about 10,000 lives - Staff of +2,400
  4. 4. Who is ARV? Anglican Retirement VillagesAnglican Diocese - To introduce people to the love of God found through a knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ Our Part - Create Communities of Christian Care
  5. 5. Who is ARV? Today - To Reach out - Enrich lives - Share the love of Jesus
  6. 6. a push back to basics
  7. 7. What model of care should we use? ARV and Person Centred Care Great – but we had problems - Meals - Medications - Personal Care - Getting to know you
  8. 8. What model of care should we use? ARV and Person Centred Care Getting to know you - What health issues do you have - What do you like doing - Who is in your family Getting to know us - We can provide all levels of health care - We have activities each day - Your family can visit any time
  9. 9. What model of care should we use? ARV’s Rhythm of Life What about meaning - Tell us about your day … - Tell us about yourself … - Where do you find “meaning” - Where do you find “purpose”
  10. 10. The Rhythm of Life It involves everyone Tearing down the “silos” - Restructuring the villages - Chaplains Parish partnerships - Catering - Laundry - Rebuilding the team (not teams) - Education - Change management
  11. 11. The Rhythm of Life Focus on • relating not stating • being together not doing a job • what works not what we did • “Can do” not “Can not”
  12. 12. The Rhythm of Life It involves everyone permission granted! - Anyone can ask … - “Carers” - Personal - Pastoral - Physical
  13. 13. Knowing Me Knowing You Learning to Trust Curiosity Conversations Seeking God Christian Identity Christian Nurture Christian Growth Christian Living GROUPS INDIVIDUALS Grief ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peace Depression ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Happiness Despair ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hope
  14. 14. Continuous Improvement Action Outcome Evidence To develop a lifestyle team that incorporates lifestyle leader, lifestyle carer, pastoral carer and chaplaincy Hours reviewed and pastoral carer employed to take on the vacant RAO hours. PD’s developed. Integrated team meeting once a week. Continuing development on roles and relationships (continue into round 2). New lifestyle team developed Made operational changes to the roles New PD’s have been distributed and a formal process of meeting feedback further development and change management. 2 hours a day pastoral carer support for Jacaranda Lodge Increased presence of chaplain in the Jacaranda Lodge
  15. 15. Questions?

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