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LASA recognised for innovation in age services

  LASA’s Principal Advisor – Innovation, Merlin Kong Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is proud to be recognised for its leadership in promoting innovation in age services through the award-winning innovAGEING initiative. LASA and...

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Australia Recognises Aged Care Workforce

Australia’s aged care workforce is being recognised today for the positive contribution its hundreds of thousands of members make to the lives of older Australians and the wider community. Aged Care Employee Day is a national day to say thank you to the more than...

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Industry backs strategy for aged care workforce

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney welcomed Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt’s release of ‘A matter of care – a strategy for Australia’s aged care workforce’ developed by the Aged Care Workforce Strategy...

Parties silent on aged care – older Australians deserve better

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has challenged Australia’s political leaders to commit to making aged care better for all older Australians. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says with less than 19 days to go before polling day, neither the Coalition...

LASA Focuses on Young Leaders

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has appointed a specialist advisor to drive and promote the development of young leaders in the aged care sector. CEO Sean Rooney says he is delighted to announce the appointment of Samantha Bowen as...

Aged care staffing debate better focused on the quality of outcomes

LASA CEO Sean Rooney says debate around staffing in aged care facilities would be better served by focusing on the quality of outcomes for older Australians rather than mandated staffing ratios. Mr Rooney said it was not negotiable that older Australians and their...

Hundreds of Village Managers to benefit with career progression

LASA and the DCM Institute announce professional development alliance: DCM Village Management program to contribute to LASA Leadership & Management Diploma. Against a backdrop of increasing regulation, the retirement village sector is responding to the growing...

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....

Royal Commission to focus on making aged care better

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Terms of Reference and appointment of Commissioners for the planned Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the...

Reflections: one year on from implementation of major home care reforms in aged care

On the first anniversary of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms, Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney, has reflected on the reform experiences and impacts to date. Mr Rooney said...

Queensland set to showcase best of age services

Queensland’s age services industry will showcase its outstanding organisations, teams and individuals when the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards are announced at LASA’s Queensland State Conference on the Gold Coast next Thursday evening, 14 March. The awards...

LASA launches new palliative care resources

LASA has launched a series of Making Choices for Life resource materials for use by Registered Training Organisations, care providers, staff and care recipients’ families in adopting a person-centred, palliative approach to care. The Making Choices for Life materials,...