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LASA’s Retirement Village Manager of the Year announced

Last night, the winner and runners up of the LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year Award were announced at the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) National Integrated Seniors Housing Conference 2018 on the Gold Coast The winner of the LASA Retirement Village...

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It is vital we safeguard our vulnerable elderly against abuse

On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June), Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) reaffirms its position as a strong advocate for the delivery of safe, quality care. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said in an era when the world’s...

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Excellence recognised at inaugural Age Services Awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory were recognised at the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Service Awards, sponsored by Hesta, in Sydney last night. LASA CEO Sean...

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Flu Fighters Toolkit 2018

Healthdirect Australia has been engaged by federal and state health departments as part of a national strategy to reduce the impact of influenza on emergency departments and GP’s. Healthdirect Australia has developed a communications toolkit to promote messages about...

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Wanted: The Next Generation of Young Aged Care Leaders

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is calling on young Australians to consider diverse and exciting new careers in the rapidly growing aged care sector. Launching Australia’s first aged care Next Gen Young Leaders Forum in Perth today, Minister Wyatt said strong,...

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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...

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 welcomes renewed focus on safeguarding older Australians in the flu season

Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney acknowledged the Government’s announcement requiring aged care providers to make flu vaccines available for aged care workers. “Mandating aged care...

Australia’s aged care system delivers but there is more work to do

Australia’s aged care system delivers but there is more work to do Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney says providers of age services work hard to care and support older Australians and their families, during what can be very difficult times in their...

Aged care peak bodies say quality not negotiable in aged care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry have said that the high quality of residential aged care is not negotiable, noting that a number of concerns regarding several Queensland facilities have been raised in the media this week. The chief...

Australia’s age services industry getting ‘ahead of the game’ on the Gold Coast

It is fitting that Australia’s largest age services event is being held on the Gold Coast, home of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This year’s congress theme, Ahead of the Game: Age Services – Strong, Bold, Brave draws on the Commonwealth Games spirit. LASA CEO Sean...

Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models: Member Briefing Paper

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is pleased to provide a Member Briefing Paper on the Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models Final Report. This Report heralds the Government’s intention to seriously consider a major...

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...

peak bodies joint statement on quality of care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry recognise the importance of a Government accreditation and complaints process which protects the quality of care for older Australians receiving care services. “Aged care is an essential human service,...

Increasing Choice in Home Care – LASA issues paper

LASA is concerned about significant issues with the implementation of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms.  We have collected Member input and consulted with other peaks to develop a LASA submission to Government which makes it very clear that the issues...