Retirement Living Code of Conduct
This is a media release from www.awisemove.com.au
The Retirement Living Code of Conduct, an industry initiative supported by the Retirement Living Council (RLC) and Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA), has today launched a new provisional registration stage, to support retirement communities that want to start the process of becoming Code compliant.
With the Code already operating in over 550 villages nationwide and supporting more than 65,000 residents, Provisional Code of Conduct Registration is about supporting operators who are working toward Code compliance.
This step allows retirement living operators to demonstrate that they agree to the principles laid out by the Code, while working with staff and residents to become full Code signatories.
Ben Myers, Executive Director of the Retirement Living Council, has expressed his enthusiasm for what this next step foreshadows for the future of the Code.
“This is a great step towards making the Code even more accessible and it will especially help to extend the benefits of the Code to residents in many smaller retirement communities,” he said.
“By giving retirement communities a provisional period to fully implement the Code and adjust to any changes that must be made, it is now easier to get on board with the Code and show a real focus on the wellbeing of residents.”
LASA CEO Sean Rooney said that giving operators a provisional registration period to implement the Code, meant residents could be given confidence that their community is making a step in the right direction.
“The biggest gain to be made from having a provisional registration period, is that residents in these communities can be assured that there is a commitment to implementing the Code and the ongoing provision of trustworthy and high-quality services,” he said.
“This is a wise move because the Code is focused on the best interests of residents and delivering reliability for older Australians to live fulfilling and secure lives.”
Provisional Code of Conduct Registration is available to Operators who are committed to the Vision for the Industry, Objectives, Values and Principles of the Code.
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