As a professional organisations there is value in being associated with the peak industry bodies who support the sector in which they operate.
Bethsalem Care is proud to be associated with a number of professional associations and industry bodies who support our objectives and goals in both the Residential Aged Care and Retirement Living industry. Both of these sectors face significant change under current government re-modelling. We promote membership with a number of peak industry bodies including:
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
ACSA is the national peak body representing not-for-profit and faith-based providers of residential and community care, and housing and support for people with a disability and their carers.
ACSA has representation across Australia and provides direct support, advocacy and training for members. The aged care industry comprises Residential Aged Care Facilities, Home Care and Nursing services, Retirement Villages, Independent Living Units and seniors’ housing.
ACSA provides a support network with a strong focus on lobbying the government with industry representation to provide specific information and support in a time of continuing change within the Aged Care system. Visit the ACSA website for more information.
Retirement Living – Property Council of Australia
Retirement Living is one of Australia’s peak bodies for the retirement village industry. The South Australian Retirement Villages Act has recently been reviewed and updated and the peak bodies were instrumental in lobbying the government with input from the retirement village industry across SA.
With an underlying strength of over 800 village and associate members nationally, Retirement Living plays a critical role in the ongoing growth and sustainability of the retirement village industry.
Retirement Living is one of the national organisations focused on advocating on the critical issues facing housing and services for older people, supporting and promoting members and the retirement village industry at large. They are dedicated to proactively generating greater understanding about the exceptional lifestyle opportunities retirement villages provide for older Australians and the positive impacts they have on our communities. What is clear is that people enjoy living in retirement villages – more than 95% of people who live in retirement villages indicate village life meets or exceeds their expectations. Visit the Retirement Living website for more information.
Leading Aged Services Australia
Leading Age Services Australia – South Australia (LASA SA) is a peak industry association of providers in the aged care and ageing services sector. Full membership is open to all providers in South Australia and the Northern Territory, including those operated by church, charitable, community and private organisations.
LASA SA has two broad purposes:
To provide a range of services and support to our members, which will directly assist them to achieve high standards and efficiency in the management and operation of their services; and
To work for a legislative and regulatory environment which supports high standards and long-term viability for the aged and ageing sector.
LASA SA is affiliated with Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), based in Canberra, which provides policy development and advocacy on behalf of the aged and ageing sector and speaks on behalf the sector to government andother stakeholders.