Home Care Not Keeping Up with Demand

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says data contained in the latest Home Care Packages Program report shows that too many older Australians are not getting care at the level they require. Analysis of the quarterly report (1 July – 30 Sept) confirms two key issues...

Aged Care Industry Proactive on New Quality Standards

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Federal Government’s new Aged Care Quality Standards saying its Members have been working for several months to successfully transition to the new single set of standards which take effect...

LASA GIFTS AND GRATUITIES POLICY REMINDER

With the festive season almost upon us, it is timely to remind all staff of the LASA Gifts and Gratuities Policy and the expectations and requirements of staff under the policy. Guided by a commitment to integrity as one of its core values, LASA prohibits its...

COMPULSORY BUY BACK OF STRATA UNITS IN QUEENSLAND

The 18 month compulsory buy-back for ‘strata units’ within Queensland retirement villages is currently before State Parliament. The Queensland Government has moved to ensure that residents of freehold villages have the same protections from the 18-month...

HOME CARE PRICING TRANSPARENCY AND COMPARABILITY

From 30 November 2018, mandatory price publishing by home care package providers will reveal the amount of variability in pricing structures and fees for home care services – greater transparency. How consumers and providers respond to increased transparency as part...