Our Aged Care Partners

Beyond Words helps to create a real sense of community within the home, with residents feeling more valued and aged care staff may be given the opportunity with the client’s consent to develop greater insight into their lives.

I have found it to be a truly empowering experience for our residents, and we get to celebrate them while they are still with us, rather than at their funeral.

It has helped to take away the barriers, the titles and the labels. and to show us who our everyday heroes are. Our heroes are right in front of us – down the hallway, up the stairs!

– Natalie White   Lifestyle Supervisor   Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes


What Nurses Say

It’s been a win-win situation for our residents, relatives and staff members. The benefits to residents have been immeasurable. They have been able to provide their family with a beautifully bound “life story”, told in their own words. For one family, this was especially poignant, as their mother died within a short period after completing her story…

As staff members, we have been very privileged to be able to read these stories (on invitation) and learn details about our residents that may never have come to life without this program. Instead of the information provided from family members on admission, we now know details that the residents themselves deem to be significant in their lives!                                                                                        

 -Erin Kennedy, Service Manager, Mercy Place Montrose

Our residents who have participated in the program have had a positive experience and often talk to the staff and other residents about how they have a book about their life story…. (Making the others quite envious). One resident during her presentation said she felt so important and loved people listening to her tell her story.


-Kate Page, Clinical Care Coordinator, Mercy Place Montrose


Opportunity for Aged Care Providers

Beyond Words partners with aged care providers who seek to:

• Put the person’s life story at the centre of their care

• Differentiate themselves in a competitive market

• Build positive community profile and media opportunities

• Ease the transition between home and facility

• Give staff the best insight into those they care for

We work with your residents to create:

• Spaces to reflect on life’s meaning through a fun and productive activity

• A lasting legacy for families enduring beyond death

 If you are a senior manager of an aged care provider and would like to inquire about partnering with Beyond Words then please email: info@thebiographyprogram.org.au

See the Our Supporters page for details on who we are currently working with.