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Transition to new quality standards begins

Transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards (the Standards) has begun. The Standards will apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care and services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Assessment and monitoring...

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Palliative Care Access to Core Medicines

The Palliative Care Access to Core Medicines (PCAM) project aims to support palliative care in the community through enhanced planning and access to essential medicines in aid of people who wish to die at home. A Core Medicines List (CML) has been developed which...

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BUILDING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE (QLD)

After passing of the Housing Legislation Amendment Act in November 2017, the Qld Department of Housing & Public Works has funded five organisations to assist people to better understand their rights and protections through a new consumer awareness program.  These...

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HOUSING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (QLD)

Residential services in Queensland are regulated by the Residential Service (Accreditation) Act 2002 (the RSA Act). The Residential Services (Accreditation) Regulation 2002 (the 2002 Regulation) complements the RSA Act by outlining: services exempted from capture by...

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End-of-life care Gap Analysis: member feedback sought

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has established the Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce (the Taskforce), comprising experts from a range of fields, including those from clinical, legal and consumer backgrounds. The Taskforce is...

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Quality Agency engagement with new home care providers

Member feedback has revealed that Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) has recently commenced making contact with new approved home care providers across various States to initiate processes associated with their initial 12 month quality review following a new...

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Future Home Care Reforms

A position paper has been developed by the National Aged Care Alliance’s (NACA) Care at Home Reform Advisory Group regarding a model for integration of the Commonwealth Home Support and Home Care Package Programs. LASA will look to engage Members through its LASA Home...

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RT @AustAgeAgenda: The three #agedcare peaks have jointly called for a focus on the sector's funding pains in the five upcoming Federal by-…
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ON THE RADIO| LASA Members @ECH_Inc on the airwaves discussing #agedcare for #LGBTI community. #ThoughtLeadership… https://t.co/belci6po4t
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Inquiry told sustainability of aged care sector vulnerable under current funding system - Australian Ageing Agenda https://t.co/AYCSUCISB6
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FREE WEBINAR | Understanding My Health Record | This WEBINAR will provide an overview of My Health Record with an o… https://t.co/Y6YXwylSTy
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Peaks call for $735 million a year to bridge funding gaps - Australian Ageing Agenda https://t.co/mzUHSO0aBe
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RT @MichaelWestBiz: #agedcare a $21 billion industry - 1pc of GDP - two/thirds NFP. Leading Age Services Australia now testifying on financ…
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In our Winter edition of Fusion Magazine Professor @JohnPollaers Chair of the #AgedCare Workforce Strategy Taskforc… https://t.co/aZ7koM1mJS
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RT @MyHealthRec: Lots of questions today about #MyHealthRecord. Find answers to frequently asked questions in this thread.
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New LASA member TADWA (Technology for #Ageing and #Disability WA) have just relaunched their logo and will be showc… https://t.co/j3hym3pgZS
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By-elections need priority focus on the care of older Australians before it is too late https://t.co/DLjoT9Pryl
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RT @MeaningfulAge: Today @MeaningfulAge talked strategy with @LASANational and @ACSANational on how to best support the aged care sector wi…
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