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Bushfire response and recovery for aged care providers

Disaster resilience embodies the ability of communities to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, minimising the impacts of future events. Age service providers have a particularly important role in this regard given the vulnerable groups they...

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LASA commends new SA Palliative Care Grants program

LASA commends the South Australian Government’s new Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program which aims to ensure services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “This has the potential to be a palliative and end-of-life care game-changer in many communities...

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LASA urges action on home care wait times

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the increase in the number of home care packages available for older Australians but says the waiting list is still far too long and the Government must act now to bring down wait times. Latest...

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Sector warns of continuing risk of 2020 aged care emergency

The aged care sector warns that, with today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) flagging no additional direct investment for residential and home care, the risk of aged care emergencies looms large in 2020. The Government had already announced $537 million...

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Services for older Australians in rural areas at serious risk

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is alarmed at new viability warnings showing 65 per cent of rural and remote residential care facilities lost money in the first quarter of this financial year. The independent analysis by Chartered...

Call to register as Code of Conduct ushers in new era for retirement living

Australia’s retirement living sector has entered a new era of quality assurance, with the Retirement Living Code of Conduct in full effect since 1 January and about 1000 retirement villages already pre-registered to participate. All retirement village operators are...

Bushfire response and recovery for aged care providers

Disaster resilience embodies the ability of communities to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, minimising the impacts of future events. Age service providers have a particularly important role in this regard given the vulnerable groups they...

LASA commends new SA Palliative Care Grants program

LASA commends the South Australian Government’s new Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program which aims to ensure services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “This has the potential to be a palliative and end-of-life care game-changer in many communities...

New aged care Business Improvement Fund welcome recognition of residential care challenges

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the Federal Government’s new $50 million Business Improvement Fund but says the residential care sector still desperately needs an additional $1.3 billion in support over the next 18 months. “This...

Calling young professionals for new excellence award

The next generation of age services professionals is being called on to highlight their achievements, in a new category of the national LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards. The Next Gen Young Leader Award will recognise bold...

New metro and rural residential care closure warnings – “financial concerns cannot be overstated”

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is ramping up calls for an extra $1.3 billion in funding, as a new report warns of the risk of residential care home closures in both metropolitan and rural areas. The latest StewartBrown survey of 984...

Call for caution and cash saving commitment to cut appalling home care queue

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says all cash savings from a Commonwealth plan to change home aged care administration must go straight to reducing the nation’s unacceptable home care queue. Commenting on the release of an Aged Care...

LASA urges action on home care wait times

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the increase in the number of home care packages available for older Australians but says the waiting list is still far too long and the Government must act now to bring down wait times. Latest...

Sector warns of continuing risk of 2020 aged care emergency

The aged care sector warns that, with today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) flagging no additional direct investment for residential and home care, the risk of aged care emergencies looms large in 2020. The Government had already announced $537 million...