Upcoming Events

Wed 19

Funding & Finance Forum (Perth, WA)

19 September 2018 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Wed 19

Implementing CDC into Residential Care (Brisbane, QLD)

19 September 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

LASA News

Industry is committed to improving standards of aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, said tonight’s Four Corners episode has highlighted failures of care and poor practice that are distressing and alarming. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said we all want a safe and high-quality aged care system....

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Royal Commission Must Drive Ongoing Industry Reform

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, CEO Sean Rooney says the Royal Commission into aged care announced today must focus on making our aged care system better. “We all want a safe and high quality aged care system. Our older Australians need it and...

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ACFA Report shows funding reform needed for aged care system

The Aged Care Financing Authority’s (ACFA) ‘Sixth Report on the Funding and Financing of the Aged Care Sector’ (July, 2018) presents clear and compelling messages for government, providers and older Australians. That is, further funding reform is needed if Australia’s...

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Industry backs strategy for aged care workforce

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney welcomed Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt’s release of ‘A matter of care – a strategy for Australia’s aged care workforce’ developed by the Aged Care Workforce Strategy...

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LASA welcomes funding boost for aged care quality agency

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney welcomes the spotlight on aged care quality, with the Morrison Government’s boost today of $16 million for the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The Commission will bring together the functions of the...

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Overdue home care data shows waitlist issue compounding

Data released by the Department of Health recently shows the national queue of older Australians seeking home care packages has grown by over 30 per cent since the implementation of the Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms in February 2017. As at...

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LASA staff support dementia awareness

September is Dementia Awareness Month and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has shown its commitment to better support people with dementia with every LASA staff member completing Dementia Australia’s ‘Dementia Friend’ training program. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said...

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RT @MeganCorlis: Whilst registered nurses are part of the solution we also need to increase numbers of care workers and activity staff - th…
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.@Channel7 news is reporting that ‘pressure is mounting on gov’t to act on funding and workforce issues before the… https://t.co/L7FFQrzYKY
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Australia responds to TV report revealing “unacceptable failures” in aged care https://t.co/30d2CwNHKI via @talkingagedcare
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Our @CEO_LASA Sean Rooney meets with PM @ScottMorrisonMP, Minister @KenWyattMP & members of the Aged Care Sector Co… https://t.co/Bsbdo2whU0
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Our @CEO_LASA Sean Rooney provides a comprehensive response to the quality issues facing aged care, including the c… https://t.co/ryQUO61MKA
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RT @MindframeMedia: Those distressed by @4corners #whocares program can contact @LifelineAust or @beyondblue, & those with concerns about…
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Industry is committed to improving standards of aged care https://t.co/QYPk9hL0L1
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RT @polley_helen: My heart goes out to all the individuals and their families impacted by what we’re going to see on Four Corners tonight.💖…
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Our @CEO_LASA Sean Rooney says ‘no system is perfect and we readily acknowledge that’ and slammed poor treatment of… https://t.co/BW9o94RVHC
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Our @CEO_LASA Sean Rooney spoke at length with ABC Radio Brisbane this morning about the Royal Commision into… https://t.co/7A0Gj6lIbF
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Royal commission must help make aged care sustainable https://t.co/KapHxoerL7 via @FinancialReview @KenWyattMP @ScottMorrisonMP @GregHuntMP
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RT @ScottMorrisonMP: As a community we expect high standards for the quality and safety of aged care services. Our Government shares these…
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RT @KenWyattMP: For information and to register preliminary interest in the planned Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, go…
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PM rejects aged care cut claims ahead of "bruising" Royal Commission https://t.co/ZbiLb3xcSx via @brisbanetimes
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RT @KenWyattMP: We are committed to providing older Australians with aged care that supports their dignity, safety and security. If you wan…
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Aged care has 'not kept pace': Providers welcome inquiry https://t.co/xJpoE9f2qL via @theage
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Our @CEO_LASA Sean Rooney speaks to the media re #agedcare Royal Commission @Aust_Parliament today. Read our LASA r… https://t.co/NAjAttUOvx
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LASA is on hand for @ScottMorrisonMP announcement of #agedcare Royal Commission @Aust_Parliament today. Read… https://t.co/GXT7m1h4AS
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Royal commission to examine aged care https://t.co/QaRXDNlD4v via @illawarramerc
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