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Celebrating Aged Care

Across the globe, people working in aged care are raising their voice to share their passion for supporting older adults, and be more vocal about the changes and action needed to make it an industry of choice today and into the future.
And we are proud to be a part of that global voice, by partnering with the #celebrateagedcare campaign.
Inspired by the 2019 #celebratingwomeninagedcare campaign, the #celebrateagedcare campaign profiles a person in the care workforce each day across its social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).
From care workers, affiliated health professionals and chefs, to technology and IT, lawyers, administration, and social entrepreneurs, everyone from across the world who works in the care sector can participate and be celebrated.
You can be a part of this campaign too by filling in the online form or nominating someone else; rather than focusing on job titles and the challenges the sector faces, participants are asked to describe what and how they contribute to the sector, and what they wish to see change.
#CelebrateAgedCare is a growing community of people commenting, sharing, and gathering around a shared passion to work with and build better services and supports for our older loved ones.
At Standards Wise International, our talented and diverse international team is working to help everyday lives be easier, safer, and healthier and for care organisations to be more efficient, successful, and sustainable across the world.
Here are three profiles from our team:
David Stevens, Founding and Global CEO of Standards Wise International
A passion for learning and working with people to ensure the best outcomes has steered David through a rich and diverse working life. His background in psychology and anthropology has led to a lifelong interest in the areas of Senior Living and Ageing, Wellness, Human Services, Quality Management, Acute and Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Disability Support.
This dedication to excellence has endured throughout this journey, and his dedication to the pursuit of excellence and implementation of Standards lies at the heart of Standards Wise International.
David's lifelong commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people began at an early age, volunteering to support older people in their homes at the age of 15 and moving on to developing positive models for ageing, services for Veterans, disability, mental health, AOD, Child, Youth and Family services, and indigenous health.
He is a well-respected and sought-after expert on Human Service Standards across multiple sectors, both in Australia and Internationally.
Mansoor Dalal, Ambassador and Senior Adviser for Standards Wise International, Founder and chairman of Association of Senior Living India (ASLI), and Vice Chair of the CommonAge Board
Through his many skills and talents, Mansoor has devoted his life to achieving better healthcare outcomes for the community. As an Architect, he spent 40 years designing specialty buildings, including eye hospitals, schools, colleges and since 2002, he has focused on developing care communities for seniors across India.
Recognising the need for better care for seniors in India, in 2011 he founded ASLI (Association of Senior Living India) the first and only national professional trade association formed to represent senior living and care providers in India; now 85 per cent of the Pan India players of this industry are members of this association.
To ensure best practice and high standards in the emerging Indian care sector, Mansoor has authored a code of practice; this includes self-regulation and best practices, and also model by-laws.
With our partner CommonAge, we worked with him to develop the first Standards for Senior Living and Care along with an accreditation matrix for India; this is the only accreditation programme in India for the sector, and it is currently being piloted by ASLI members.
Mansoor is also the Chair of the Govt. of India, appointed special empowered committee, to draft and develop specifications/standards for Senior Citizen Homes and Multi-Service Day Care Centres for Senior Citizens.
Julienne Meyer CBE, PhD, Strategic Advisory Panel Member for Standards Wise International, Research and Development Advisor for the National Care Forum, and Professor Emerita of Nursing: Care for Older People - City, University of London
Professor Julienne Meyer CBE cares deeply about improving care for older people and spent her entire academic career in this pursuit, working across many traditional boundaries and in a variety of different settings.
In 2006, she co-founded My Home Life, a collaborative initiative to promote quality of life in care homes for older people. My Home Life began as a small project to synthesise the literature on what older people value and what works in care homes. Since then, it has developed into a social movement for practice development in care homes that has spread across national and international borders.
Julienne is passionate about addressing inequalities not only for those who receive health and social care; but also, for those who provide it. In 2015, the Queen awarded her a CBE in recognition for her contribution to older people and nursing, and the University of London named her as one of their 150 leading women (1868-2018).
Join us and add your voice to the #celebrateagedcare campaign.
Now is the time to shine a spotlight on the wonderful diversity of people shaping our aged care workplaces across the globe.
From Management and Personnel, Technology and Information Management, to reviewing Resident Engagement and Experience, a SWI standards assessment is a great opportunity for senior living providers to benchmark practices and systems, and review where improvements can be made.
Our dedicated team is constantly reviewing standards and best practice, researching health outcomes and innovative technology, and much more, to ensure services and housing for seniors are people and customer centric.
Take a look at what we’re sharing from UK and around the world on our social media:
Twitter, @StandardsWise,
Facebook, @StandardsWiseIntl and
LinkedIn, @standards-wise-international.
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