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New retirement community accreditation scheme ready to go

The Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS), the new, unified accreditation scheme for retirement community owners and operators, is now open for business. The ARVAS standards are now finalised following the consideration and evaluation of feedback...

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Next Gen Ambassadors – The New Leaders In Age Services

There’s a new tribe of young professionals providing fresh perspectives in the age services sector. They’re ready to ensure we attract, develop and retain the passionate professionals needed to lead the design and delivery of high performing, respected and sustainable...

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LASA welcomes shorter home care queue but urges more action

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the reduction in the home care waiting list but says there are still too many older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes who are not getting care at the level they require. Latest...

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A trailblazer in dementia specific educational innovation

  Churches of Christ in Queensland (CofCQ) and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, are pleased to announce their partnership in an educational tool to improve understanding and quality of care of people living with dementia. The Virtual...

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CORRECTION: New report raises further fears for viability of aged care – LASA calls for urgent action

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, says alarming new data reveals the immediate need for Government intervention to relieve financial stress affecting the sector, while the Aged Care Royal Commission goes about its critical work. In its Aged Care...

LASA welcomes TAFE fee cuts to boost WA aged care career opportunities

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, applauds the West Australian Government’s reduction in TAFE fees for the critical sectors of aged and disability care. LASA State Manager Liz Behjat said the move to halve course costs from 2020 would...

New retirement community accreditation scheme ready to go

The Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS), the new, unified accreditation scheme for retirement community owners and operators, is now open for business. The ARVAS standards are now finalised following the consideration and evaluation of feedback...

Next Gen Ambassadors – The New Leaders In Age Services

There’s a new tribe of young professionals providing fresh perspectives in the age services sector. They’re ready to ensure we attract, develop and retain the passionate professionals needed to lead the design and delivery of high performing, respected and...

LASA Welcomes Doctors’ Calls For Urgent Action On Aged Care

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has welcomed calls from doctors and nurses for urgent reforms to the aged care system. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said it was pleasing that the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Nurses and Midwifery...

LASA welcomes shorter home care queue but urges more action

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the reduction in the home care waiting list but says there are still too many older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes who are not getting care at the level they require. Latest...

Alice Springs industry forum to focus on aged care workforce issues in the NT

The issues around workforce planning for aged care in regional Australia will be the focus of discussion at an industry forum in Alice Springs on Wednesday 18 September. Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is holding the forum in Alice...

Industry calls for urgent action while Royal Commission continues

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the Government’s announcement that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended for another six months. Aged Care Minister Senator Richard Colbeck released a...

A trailblazer in dementia specific educational innovation

  Churches of Christ in Queensland (CofCQ) and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, are pleased to announce their partnership in an educational tool to improve understanding and quality of care of people living with dementia. The...

Financial pressures on aged care providers impacting on older Australians

Warning of service failures unless Government takes urgent action. Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has surveyed its Members and found four out of five aged care providers believe current financial pressures constrain their ability to deliver the care their...