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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...

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LASA forges global age services partnership

LASA today announced a formal partnership with the international aged care leadership community, Global Ageing Network (GAN). “This is a significant partnership that will ensure our Members directly benefit from the shared knowledge, professional development,...

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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...

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Review of aged care shows progress but more work to do

LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney welcomed today’s release of the Aged Care Legislated Review conducted by David Tune. “LASA recognises the critical importance of the aged care reform agenda to ensure accessible, affordable, quality care and services are...

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Increasing Choice in Home Care – LASA issues paper

LASA is concerned about significant issues with the implementation of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms.  We have collected Member input and consulted with other peaks to develop a LASA submission to Government which makes it very clear that the issues...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Australia’s age services industry getting ‘ahead of the game’ on the Gold Coast

It is fitting that Australia’s largest age services event is being held on the Gold Coast, home of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This year’s congress theme, Ahead of the Game: Age Services – Strong, Bold, Brave draws on the Commonwealth Games spirit. LASA CEO Sean...

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...

LASA Submission on future reform of home care sector

LASA has submitted its response to the Government’s discussion paper Future Reform – an integrated care at home program to support older Australians seeking views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their...

Australia’s aged care system delivers but there is more work to do

Australia’s aged care system delivers but there is more work to do Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney says providers of age services work hard to care and support older Australians and their families, during what can be very difficult times in their...

LASA forges global age services partnership

LASA today announced a formal partnership with the international aged care leadership community, Global Ageing Network (GAN). “This is a significant partnership that will ensure our Members directly benefit from the shared knowledge, professional development,...

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...

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...

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...