Welcome to Wise Care

Empowering the aged care workforce to transform the experience for the elderly

Over half the people in residential aged care in Australia suffer from depression.

To put things into perspective, there were more than 271,000  older adults in residential aged care in 2017*. Therefore, there are far too many elderly in aged care facilities who are emotionally not well.

Wise Care is a one-of-a-kind community for allied health professionals, aged care providers, and families.

It is where I share real experiences, clinical knowledge and award-winning strategies so that you can meet the emotional needs of the elderly in aged care.

My mission is to halve the depression rate in Australian residential homes by 2022 and I hope you can join me. 

Be the reason why an older person feels welcome, seen, heard, valued, loved and supported.


Source: https://www.gen-agedcaredata.gov.au/Resources/Dashboards/Aged-care-data-snapshot-2018

Learn with me

Beyond the Reluctant Move Book

Essential reading for the aged care workforce, family members and loved ones. Filled with practical strategies and real stories from our elders and those who support them.  Available in print and e-book.


Grief and Loss in Late Life - Introduction

Grief is a normal part of life. However, in late life, it is often experienced more frequently. This introductory course (2 hours) offers key terminology and concepts around grief in late life including the difference between grief and depression and strategies to overcome grief. 


Enhacning Emotional Wellbeing in Late Life

Learn practical strategies to better understand and emotionally support clients, improve engagement and resilience to overcome social isolation. The Enhanced Wellbeing in Late Life course has been endorsed by ACWA and will transform the delivery of emotional care.



Join me and my guests as we share real experiences, rare insights, insider knowledge and easy tips on how to deliver better emotional care for the elderly.

Let’s start conversations that have been left unsaid. Let’s learn, share and empower one another to shape a better future for aged care.

Podcast highlights:

  • Guest interviews with key industry players (mental health professionals, art and music therapists, families and more)

  • Real case studies (with no academic jargon or unrealistic recommendations)

  • Strategies that are easy to understand and use (learn what works and what doesn’t).


"Thank you for all the useful and practical information provided in the tapping into aged care program via the modules and Q&A sessions. I was not sure what to expect and found it all very valuable. Yes I would definitely be recommending it to any others wanting to work in Aged Care and not knowing where to start.""

S.C., Psychologist

"I would recommend to all my colleagues to complete the program"

C.P., Registered Nurse

"Wonderful session - would be of great benefit for RN's new to aged care."

Jennifer, J., Facility Manager

Get Your Hands On The Freebie Pack

Your exclusive freebie pack is a collection of my most requested freebies.

Pack includes:

Handbook: 10 Useful and Practical Tips to Engaging Older People with Cognitive Impairment

Handbook: Registered Nurse Conversation Starters with Older Adults

Quiz: Emotional Care in your Aged Care Facility

Simply fill in your details below to receive yours now!



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Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode:

Episode 21 - Diversional Therapy with Donna Valantis

Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode: Episode 21 - Diversional Therapy with Donna Valantis



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