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Quality, Safety and Royal Commission Headline NSW Industry Event

(Keynote – Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson) The new Aged Care Quality Standards due for implementation on 1 July and the ongoing Royal Commission will be key focuses of Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA’s) NSW/ACT Conference in Sydney next month....

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Time for vision from next government on aged care

LASA encourages Australians to tell candidates, ‘I Care for Aged Care’ As Australians prepare to go to the polls on 18 May, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the next government of Australia must commit to rapid and fundamental reform...

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Campaign to improve aged care targets NT candidates

The age services sector will be targeting Northern Territory candidates in the upcoming Federal election campaign in an effort to make aged care a decisive issue in the Top End. Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, and regional partner Prime...

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Budget leaves older Australians still waiting…

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, says the Government’s decision to focus on tax cuts and a bigger surplus means it has missed the opportunity to meet the needs of the 120,000 older Australians on the home care wait list and provide sustainable...

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LASA Welcomes Greens Commitment to Aged Care

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has today welcomed the Australian Greens recognition of aged care as a national priority with its announcement of an $8 billion commitment to the sector. CEO Sean Rooney says the commitment is a clear indication...

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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...

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Best of Age Services in Qld recognised

The dedication of individuals, teams and organisations in Queensland’s age services sector has been recognised with the announcement of the state winners of LASA’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 State Conference on the Gold Coast. The award...

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Aged care funding boost welcome recognition that more resources are needed

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says today’s announcement of a $662m funding boost is welcome recognition by the Federal Government that additional resources are needed to effectively care for older Australians. CEO Sean Rooney says the...

LASA’s WA Care and Ageing Expo shows increasing willingness to plan ahead

Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA) Care and Ageing Expo held on the 4 and 5 August at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre was a huge success attracting around 2,000 visitors (a 20 per cent increase on last year’s Expo) and 80 exhibitors (a 33 per cent...

Campaign to improve aged care targets NT candidates

The age services sector will be targeting Northern Territory candidates in the upcoming Federal election campaign in an effort to make aged care a decisive issue in the Top End. Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, and regional partner Prime...

Consumer experience reporting demonstrates aged care system commitment to continuous improvement

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says new data on consumer experience in aged care services released today demonstrates the industry’s commitment to transparency, quality and continuous improvement. The Consumer Experience reports published for the first time by...

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....

Staffing in residential care facilities is a critical factor in the care of older Australians

It is determined by a range of factors including the needs of the residents (which are determined by clinicians), the models of care applied to meet these needs, the design of the facility; and, in some locations, particularly in rural and remote areas, the...

Government backs innovation in aged care

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s investment of $400,000 over two years to support innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry. “This Government’s support of innovAGEING will help ensure the age services...

AACQA cost recovery for annual unannounced visits

Recently LASA coordinated a letter from LASA/ASCA/Guild CEOs to Minister Wyatt protesting the Government’s decision to implement charges for unannounced visits to residential aged care facilities by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA). We were deeply...

Aged Care Employee Day 2019 – Mark your calendars!

All in the age services industry are encouraged to mark their calendars and start planning for Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August 2019. Aged Care Employee Day is an official day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in...

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...