Federal Government oblivious to true cost of aged care

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said today’s release of the Government’s Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements Rates for the coming financial year shows the Turnbull Government is oblivious to the true cost of providing care...

Aged care quality is not negotiable

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), said that the high quality of residential aged care is not negotiable, noting concerns raised by the ABC in media reports today. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said we all want and are striving to deliver...

Aged care workforce is a top priority for Australia

In a rapidly ageing Australia, a high-performing aged care workforce is a national priority. A national approach to planning and monitoring our aged care workforce, including developing a national training and capability framework, and making recommendations on role...

Aged care facilities are not hospitals

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), would like to address Health Minister Steven Miles’ misleading comments in today’s article, Queensland nursing homes dumping residents at hospitals to save costs. Aged care facilities are not...

Aged care peak bodies say quality not negotiable in aged care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry have said that the high quality of residential aged care is not negotiable, noting that a number of concerns regarding several Queensland facilities have been raised in the media this week. The chief...