The third ASLI Annual Senior Care Conclave commenced on January 22 with a virtual press conference wherein the Association of Senior Living India (ASLI) announced its collaboration with Standards Wise International’s Indian subsidiary – Standards Wise International India (SWII) and CommonAge (CA) to roll out the first-ever standards and accreditation matrix for the private sector in the space of senior living and care communities in the country.
The press conference revolved around the theme of ‘Reimagining the Senior Care Landscape’ with distinguished industry experts deliberating on the challenges, solutions and future roadmap for senior care.
The three-day conclave aims to facilitate a constructive dialogue on key areas that impact senior care through thoughtfully curated sessions and panel discussions.
Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and R Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, made special appearance and shared their perspective on senior care, on Day I of the conclave.
Among other eminent speakers and industry stalwarts present were Rajit Mehta, Mentor, CII Senior Care Taskforce and CEO & MD, Antara Senior Living; Vaibhav Tewari, Co-Founder & COO, Portea Medical; Pavithra Gangadharan, Founder, Kshetra Assisted Living and Renu Varughese, Chairperson, Travancore Foundation.
ASLI, SWI and CA bring together significant expertise to introduce and promote senior living and care standards along with an accreditation matrix designed specifically for India. The certificate, which will be issued after validation and assessing of various criteria and quality standards, will carry the endorsement of ASLI, SWII and The Commonwealth Association for Ageing.
Commenting on the collaboration and highlighting the importance of senior care in the post-pandemic era, Ankur Gupta, Co-founder & Chairman, ASLI and JMD, Ashiana Housing Ltd, said, “Introduction of standards and accreditation matrix for senior care in India is our attempt to introduce a preliminary code of operations for self-regulation and enhance an existing template for application in India.”