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LASA Welcomes Funding For Dementia Care Innovation

The voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has today welcomed The Turnbull Government’s announcement of $5.3 million for a pilot project to improve care for people living with dementia, with a particular emphasis on using innovative technologies....

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CommBank and KPMG Back Innovation for Older Australians

innovAGEING, Australia’s first innovation network for the aged care industry, has today announced the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and KPMG Australia as its Foundation Partners. “Today’s announcement is very significant for older Australians and will help...

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Commitment to address aged care funding issues welcomed

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today welcomed Minster for Health Greg Hunt’s commitment to strengthen residential aged care funding following a public address in Sydney yesterday. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said LASA was pleased...

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Federal Government oblivious to true cost of aged care

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said today’s release of the Government’s Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements Rates for the coming financial year shows the Turnbull Government is oblivious to the true cost of providing care...

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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...

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...

Aged care facilities are not hospitals

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), would like to address Health Minister Steven Miles’ misleading comments in today’s article, Queensland nursing homes dumping residents at hospitals to save costs. Aged care facilities are not...

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...

Digital design and technology meets aged care innovation

Digital design and technology company Alive and innovation network innovAGEING, established in late 2017 by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), are pleased to announce a strategic alliance in support of innovation in Australia’s aged care industry. The...

Holistic response to workforce development vital for aged care industry

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said that Australia is facing a ‘new normal’ of older people in our society as the ‘baby boomer’ generation ages, requiring a major shift in the way we think about the aged care workforce and a holistic response....

Public invited to comment on new Retirement Living Code of Conduct

Public comment is being sought on the draft version of a new national Retirement Living Code of Conduct which all retirement community owners and operators will be encouraged to sign up to as part of their commitment to delivering great experiences for senior...

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...

Ellen Fanning Master Of Ceremonies for LASA National Congress 2018

LASA is delighted to announce award winning public affairs journalist Ellen Fanning as MC of Congress 2018. In her 20 year career, Ellen Fanning has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Sir John Grey Gorton to Malcolm Turnbull. Ellen has reported politics...

LASA acknowledges release of ACFI review and calls for national conversation on aged care funding

LASA CEO Sean Rooney says while he acknowledges today’s release of the Review of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) report by Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt, a broader conversation around funding is needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the sector....