The Good Spirit Good Life (GSGL) assessment package is a resource available to support aged care providers in the delivery of culturally safe aged care for First Nations Peoples. Developed by the University of Western Australia, the resource has been developed and validated for use with older Aboriginal Australians, aged 45 years and over, who live in urban or regional areas.
The GSGL package is a resource that providers might want to consider. It comprises an assessment tool, framework, training guide, and recommendations informed by Aboriginal Elders.
The assessment tool measures wellbeing using 12 interconnected markers of what is most important to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They include family and friends, connection to Country, community, culture, health, respect, their role as an Elder, support services, safety and security, spirituality, future wishes and basic needs being met.
The Good Spirit Good Life toolkit is available at https://www.iawr.com.au/gsgl