Consulting services are available at Elder Matters to support corporate and individual clients.

Consulting and education services are available for many and varied circumstances and audiences, including:

  • Families experiencing the very challenging transition to residential aged care.
  • Carers seeking support and assistance in navigating the carer maze.
  • Family support groups for family members/carers of people in the community or residential aged care.
  • Professional development/education /presentations for residential aged care staff and allied health professionals, inc. training in person-centred care.
  • Resources for allied health professionals counselling people living with dementia
  • Individuals and couples preparing for/transitioning to retirement.

Elder Matters also provides Employee Assistance Services (staff counselling) for aged care organisations. Aged and community care is a special and unique work environment with diverse rewards and challenges. Elder Matters combines particular insight into the environment of aged care with experience as a counsellor in the field of ageing (and other work environments). Employee Assistance Services also includes education services.

Elder Matters invites you to contact us through our enquiry form or by by phoning our Director, Trish Carroll on 0408452663 during business hours to discuss how we can assist you in facing your particular experiences and/or challenges.

Conference/Workshop Presentations

Examples of Elder Matters professional development services include:

Person-Centred Care – design, delivery and review of training programs for care staff – 2010 - 2016.
Conversations on Ageing – Program delivered for Centacare, Cannon Hill – June, 2014 and 2015
Counselling and Ageing: Insights and Resources for the EAP Counselling Professional – Aug. 2014
Caring for Forgotten Australians – Panel Expert: Aged Care Channel - March 2014
Narrative and the Top 5 - Psychology and Ageing Interest Group National Conferences – 2011 & `13
Insights on Ageing – Facts, Fears and Filters – Presentation to QCA – October 2013
Caring for the Carers – Presentation to Archdiocese of Brisbane – November 2013
Emotional, Spiritual and Psychological Pain – Medicare Local – Aug. and September 2013.
Retirement: How will we define it? (How) will it define us? Presentation to Archdiocese – Aug.2013
Transition into Care – The Forgotten Conversation – NIMAC Conference, July 2013.
The New Resident: Transition to Care - Panel Expert: Aged Care Channel – May 2013
Living with Dementia – Insights for EAP Counselling Professionals – January 2012
Retirement: Loss or Liberation – Insights for Counselling Professionals - College of Counselling Psychologists (APS – CCP) – May 2011
Living with Dementia – Insights for Counselling Professionals – (APS – CCP) – October 2010