Why this project - Online self-care tool - Technology and Innovation

Why do we need a self-care room?

Self-care can mean different things to different people. It is important in maintaining your physical, emotional, and mental health. Aged care relies on the quality and compassion of care workers in providing care to older people including older people coming to the end of their life. Self care is an important part of being able to continue to provide care.

While there are some quality tools and resources already available, a place where aged care workers can grab a self-care idea, check out where they are in the self-care process, or share their experiences was missing. The Self-Care Room is the result.

It has grown out of the generosity and wisdom of those working in aged care. While we started with a literature review and an environmental scan, co-designing and co-producing the Self-Care Room with careworkers has brought the concept to life.

Page updated 16 December 2021