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Providers welcome MYEFO focus on caring for older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is a step in the right direction for aged care but more support for older Australians and the age services industry is urgently needed. The Government has announced more...

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Retirement Living Code of Conduct launched

The retirement living industry has today officially launched a new industry code of conduct and is urging all retirement village operators to sign up over the next 12 months to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and resident satisfaction. The Retirement...

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MYEFO an Opportunity for Government to Back Older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says next week’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is an opportunity for the Federal Government to show its commitment to supporting older Australians and the age services industry. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says providing...

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Nominations Open for Excellence in Age Services Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards and LASA Members are urged to get their entries in. LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney said the Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across...

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Home Care Not Keeping Up with Demand

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says data contained in the latest Home Care Packages Program report shows that too many older Australians are not getting care at the level they require. Analysis of the quarterly report (1 July – 30 Sept) confirms two key issues...

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Aged Care Industry Proactive on New Quality Standards

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Federal Government’s new Aged Care Quality Standards saying its Members have been working for several months to successfully transition to the new single set of standards which take effect...

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New Enquiry Framework For Aged Care Providers Released

In response to an increasing number of escalations of non-payment of government subsidies, duplication of subsidies and time taken to resolve these issues, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has collaborated with the Department of Human Services in developing a new...

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Aged Care Issues in the Spotlight at Regional Forum

Aged Care in the Yorke Peninsula and Lower North will be on the agenda at a regional forum in Port Broughton on Tuesday 20 November. The national peak body for aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), is hosting the forum to provide information to local...

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LASA staff support dementia awareness

September is Dementia Awareness Month and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has shown its commitment to better support people with dementia with every LASA staff member completing Dementia Australia’s ‘Dementia Friend’ training program. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said...

Industry is committed to improving standards of aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, said tonight’s Four Corners episode has highlighted failures of care and poor practice that are distressing and alarming. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said we all want a safe and high-quality aged care system....

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...

New report underlines need for urgent aged care funding boost

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest report on the financial performance of the aged care sector highlights the need for urgent government action on improving funding to the industry as a matter of priority. The Aged Care Financial Performance Survey,...

Aged Care Issues in the Spotlight at Regional Forum

Aged Care in the Yorke Peninsula and Lower North will be on the agenda at a regional forum in Port Broughton on Tuesday 20 November. The national peak body for aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), is hosting the forum to provide information to local...

LASA calls for industry to unite in pursuit of quality aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said everyone involved in the aged care industry wants a safe and high quality aged care system and is calling for a united focus as we move towards a Royal Commission, expected to commence later this year. “From...

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...

LASA National Congress 2018 to shine ‘first light’ on new era of aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said Australia is facing a ‘new normal’ as the ‘baby boomers’ generation ages and it requires a shift in the way we think about ageing and aged care. Mr Rooney said we are witnessing the dawning of a new era where...

LASA leading the way in aged care training

LASA has welcomed report findings from the 2017 Student Outcomes Survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). “Findings from the report show 96 per cent of LASA students have secured employment following their graduation, well above the...

LASA congratulates Workforce Taskforce and backs holistic approach to developing aged care workforce

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney has welcomed the finalisation of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce’s findings presented in ‘A matter of care – a strategy for Australia’s aged care workforce’ by the Chair Professor...