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LASA Sets Record Straight on Funding Facts

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney says that recognising the true costs of delivering age services and providing realistic funding is the only way we can guarantee a sustainable age services industry that meets the needs of all...

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New report underlines need for urgent aged care funding boost

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest report on the financial performance of the aged care sector highlights the need for urgent government action on improving funding to the industry as a matter of priority. The Aged Care Financial Performance Survey,...

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National Awards finalists showcase excellence in age services

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) congratulates all the finalists in the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards that will be presented at its National Congress in Adelaide on Tuesday 30 October. The Awards promote and recognise excellence across the...

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Royal Commission to focus on making aged care better

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Terms of Reference and appointment of Commissioners for the planned Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the...

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Elder abuse must not be tolerated

Elder abuse must not be tolerated

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said it is tragic and unacceptable that older Australians have been subjected to the kinds of abuse outlined in ABC’s Four Corners program tonight. “Elder abuse is a critical issue. It can involve physical,...

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URGENT BUDGET SUPPORT NEEDED FOR RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

New data released by independent industry analyst StewartBrown shows that 41% of residential aged care providers were making a loss at December 2017 compared with 31% in 2015-16 - and the situation is predicted to get even worse. Aged care peak bodies, Aged &...

Staffing in residential care facilities is a critical factor in the care of older Australians

It is determined by a range of factors including the needs of the residents (which are determined by clinicians), the models of care applied to meet these needs, the design of the facility; and, in some locations, particularly in rural and remote areas, the...

LASA welcomes renewed focus on safeguarding older Australians in the flu season

Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney acknowledged the Government’s announcement requiring aged care providers to make flu vaccines available for aged care workers. “Mandating aged care...

Health and aged care systems need to work together in the interests of older Australians

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today called for all participants in Australia’s aged care and health systems to work collaboratively and constructively in the interests of older Australians. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said caring for...

Industry calls for collaborative action in the interests of older Australians

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today called for Federal and State governments to work collaboratively and constructively with the age services industry in the interests of older Australians. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said 2018 must...

LASA congratulates Ministers Hunt and Wyatt and calls for renewed and urgent commitment to aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, congratulates Hon Ken Wyatt MP on his appointment as Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and the reappointment of Hon Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health in the Morrison Government. LASA CEO Sean...

Aged care industry supports quality reforms, consumer protection

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry will work with government on proposed reforms to the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes in mutual support of the future of quality aged care in Australia. “Government, providers and the community...

Aged Care Sector Road Map released

The Aged Care Sector Committee today released its Aged Care Roadmap, recommending actions in the short (within 2 years) medium (3-5 years) and long term (5-7 years). In April 2015, the  Federal Government tasked the Committee with developing the Roadmap, which...

Flu Fighters Toolkit 2018

Healthdirect Australia has been engaged by federal and state health departments as part of a national strategy to reduce the impact of influenza on emergency departments and GP’s. Healthdirect Australia has developed a communications toolkit to promote messages about...

LASA Welcomes Funding For Dementia Care Innovation

The voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has today welcomed The Turnbull Government’s announcement of $5.3 million for a pilot project to improve care for people living with dementia, with a particular emphasis on using innovative technologies....