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Vigilance required to keep older Australians safe in Victoria and across the nation

LASA has warned that unremitting community and health vigilance is critical in Victoria and across the nation to reduce deaths from coronavirus. “Older Australians and the passionate people who care for them remain at the forefront of this fight, and we are entering...

Extra Home Care Packages welcome but long-term strategy required to reduce wait times

LASA has welcomed today’s Government commitment of 6,105 extra Home Care Packages (HCP) and a new date for the Royal Commission report but says a detailed strategy is required to reduce the HCP wait time to three months. Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck announced...

#ThanksforCaring: Aged Care Employee Day 2020 salutes superheroes and quiet achievers

#ThanksforCaring is the theme of Aged Care Employee Day 2020 (ACED 2020), with the call going out now to every community across the nation to honour aged care workers and volunteers and say “thanks for caring” on Friday 7 August. It will feature a national social...

New compliance ratings a small step towards genuine quality indicators for residential aged care

​Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the new compliance rating system for residential care is a beneficial move for prospective residents and their families. Beginning on 1 July 2020, every Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care...

Supporting quality aged care for older Australians through appropriate funding a top priority

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s calls for submissions on financing aged care, to ensure our care system makes Australia the best place in the world to age. “It is critical...

Call for health system coordination to protect older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is joining aged care peak bodies in calling for nationally coordinated health system protocols to protect the rights of older Australians and the proud and passionate staff who care for them. “Our aged care providers and staff...

LASA welcomes aged care priority for new Community Pharmacy Agreement

LASA has welcomed the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA) which commits more than $96 million next financial year to increase medication management, with a focus on aged care. The Royal Commission’s Interim Report raised serious concerns about the use of...

Aged care at risk: New report highlights worsening financial distress before COVID-19

A new report highlights the increasing pressures on delivering quality residential aged care, with funding woes worsening well before the full financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The independent StewartBrown study shows 60 per cent of surveyed residential...

State of the Industry: Future forecasts as age services continue through COVID-19

LASA CEO Sean Rooney will host a landmark State of the Industry presentation, providing insight into Australia’s age services sector through updates on key trends, drivers and issues impacting providers of age services. The presentation will also consider the impacts...

Care survey highlights COVID-19 protections, financial impacts and concerns over Government support

A national survey by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) shows the extensive infection control measures actioned by aged care providers and the impact of additional costs to combat COVID-19, while highlighting some dissatisfaction with Government support. “Aged care...