Victorian aged care provider Lifeview Residential Care (Lifeview) has become the first Australian private provider of residential aged care to achieve the Rainbow Tick.
Lifeview is the third provider of aged services and only the ninth company in Australia to achieve the tick.
A major element in achieving the tick was the specialist education and training programs undertaken by all Lifeview staff and volunteers, led by expert organisations Transgender Victoria and Val’s Cafe.
“This is a fantastic achievement for all at Lifeview”, Lifeview CEO Madeline Gall said.
“Staff, residents and volunteers were passionate and committed to achieving this goal, it has been a true team effort, across all levels of the organisation.
“The Rainbow Tick endorses the fact our homes are inclusive for residents, staff, volunteers and their chosen families.
“This accreditation will assist us to better care for elders from all walks of life - it’s all about reducing barriers.” Ms. Gall added.
Lifeview Director Peter Reilly says, “This achievement is a huge step forward in Lifeview’s vision to ensure inclusive services for all and another stepping stone in our journey towards the development of Lifeview Marigold.”
“LGBTI consumers now know they can access services where their sexual orientation or gender identity is valued and that Lifeview understands their needs.
“We are committed to ensuring older Australians are able to age with grace, dignity, choice and without fear of prejudice”, Reilly added.
This coming weekend Lifeview’s residents and staff will participate in the Pride March in support of the LGBTI community.
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