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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 &...

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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...

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National briefing tour open to all providers of age services

LASA CEO Sean Rooney will hit the road in April to provide an opportunity for industry executives and board members across the country to hear the latest from Canberra on the state of the age services industry. “2018 must be a year of action for age services in...

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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...

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Excellence recognised at Age Services Awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Queensland were recognised at Leading Age Services Australia’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, sponsored by Hesta and McCullough Robertson Lawyers, on the Gold Coast last night. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said...

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National innovAGEING network launched at Congress 2017

LASA today launched innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry - at LASA’s National Congress on the Gold Coast. “LASA believes that a national scale, collaborative approach to age services innovation is urgently needed as our...

Safeguarding older Australians from flu virus

Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said the aged care industry’s thoughts and sympathies are with those who have been affected by the recent outbreaks of influenza virus in Victoria and...

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...

Home care data confirms concerns

LASA CEO Sean Rooney responded to the Government’s release of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report, six months after the implementation of the Increasing Choice Home Care (ICHC) reforms. Mr Rooney said that the reforms implemented from 27 February 2017 were a...

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 &...

Conference to focus on trend to integrate retirement living and seniors housing with home care services

LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the availability of care and services is seen to be a major driver in choice and decision-making around seniors housing options. “Older Australians will choose to remain living as independently as possible, in their own Retirement Village...

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...

AACQA cost recovery for annual unannounced visits

Recently LASA coordinated a letter from LASA/ASCA/Guild CEOs to Minister Wyatt protesting the Government’s decision to implement charges for unannounced visits to residential aged care facilities by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA). We were deeply...

Aged care peak body says food claims are misleading

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has hit back at media reports today comparing the amount of money spent on food for prisoners and pets with aged care residents, saying the reporting is misleading and could cause unnecessary concern for older Australians and their families. Mr...

LASA welcomes Senate Inquiry interim report into aged care quality

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), welcomed the release of an interim report regarding Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and...