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peak bodies joint statement on quality of care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry recognise the importance of a Government accreditation and complaints process which protects the quality of care for older Australians receiving care services. “Aged care is an essential human service,...

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Aged care peaks joint public letter to Federal MP’s

The review of the 2013 Living Longer, Living Better legislation, (LLLB) was this week handed to the Government, who must table the review within 15 sitting days of its receipt. The long-awaited review was conducted by Mr David Tune AO, the independent chair of the...

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Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the release of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce Report. “While this Report outlines a vision for the future of Australia’s aged care workforce we must not...

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LASA Home Care Provider Survey Report

Following the Federal Government announcement of the ‘Home Care Programme – Increasing Consumer Choice’ initiative in the 2015-16 Budget and the commencement of the ‘Increasing Choice Home Care’ (ICHC) reforms on 27 February 2017, one of the key policy...

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ACFA report on Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme

The Aged Care Financing Authority has today released its report on the Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme.  LASA will review the report’s findings and engage with Members to inform further advocacy with Government on this important matter. In November...

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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...

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Red tape reduction laws on management of aged care places

The Residential Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016 became law on 10 February. The Act amends the Aged Care Act 1997 to: •  change the process for transferring places between aged care providers,  so that a transfer will be...

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Aged care peaks joint public letter to Federal MP’s

The review of the 2013 Living Longer, Living Better legislation, (LLLB) was this week handed to the Government, who must table the review within 15 sitting days of its receipt. The long-awaited review was conducted by Mr David Tune AO, the independent chair of the...
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Red tape reduction laws on management of aged care places

The Residential Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016 became law on 10 February. The Act amends the Aged Care Act 1997 to: •  change the process for transferring places between aged care providers,  so that a transfer will be...
Read More

Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the release of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce Report. “While this Report outlines a vision for the future of Australia’s aged care workforce we must not...
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World Elder Abuse Day 2017: Care and safety of older Australians is an issue of national importance

LASA  today welcomed the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Report on Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said with a rapidly ageing population in Australia there is an increased potential for elder abuse and in this context...
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Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models: Member Briefing Paper

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is pleased to provide a Member Briefing Paper on the Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models Final Report. This Report heralds the Government’s intention to seriously consider a major...
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peak bodies joint statement on quality of care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry recognise the importance of a Government accreditation and complaints process which protects the quality of care for older Australians receiving care services. “Aged care is an essential human service,...
Read More

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...
Read More

ACFA report on Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme

The Aged Care Financing Authority has today released its report on the Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme.  LASA will review the report’s findings and engage with Members to inform further advocacy with Government on this important matter. In November...
Read More

LASA Home Care Provider Survey Report

Following the Federal Government announcement of the ‘Home Care Programme – Increasing Consumer Choice’ initiative in the 2015-16 Budget and the commencement of the ‘Increasing Choice Home Care’ (ICHC) reforms on 27 February 2017, one of the key policy...
Read More