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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...

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LASA responds to the Carnell Paterson Report

LASA has provided a comprehensive submission to Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt and the Department of Health in response to the Review of the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes (the Carnell Paterson Report) which was finalised in October 2017. LASA CEO...

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Home care data underlines urgent need for action

Data released by the Department of Health last week showing that the queue of older Australians seeking home care packages has grown by 14 per cent to over 101,500 in the last quarter underlines the urgent need for a review of government resourcing of its Increasing...

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More work needed on home care rollout

LASA has released further research revealing that more work needs to be done on the rollout of the Federal Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) program. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said data previously released by the Government shows there are over 50,000...

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Excellence in Age Services Awards: Nominations open

LASA is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018. CEO Sean Rooney said the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age...

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ACFA report on Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme

The Aged Care Financing Authority has today released its report on the Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme.  LASA will review the report’s findings and engage with Members to inform further advocacy with Government on this important matter. In November...

Home care data underlines urgent need for action

Data released by the Department of Health last week showing that the queue of older Australians seeking home care packages has grown by 14 per cent to over 101,500 in the last quarter underlines the urgent need for a review of government resourcing of its Increasing...

National innovAGEING network launched at Congress 2017

LASA today launched innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry - at LASA’s National Congress on the Gold Coast. “LASA believes that a national scale, collaborative approach to age services innovation is urgently needed as our...

LASA acknowledges Inquiry into Australia’s quality of aged care but concerned about duplication

LASA has acknowledged the commencement of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said aged care safety and quality are not negotiable....

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...

Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the release of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce Report. “While this Report outlines a vision for the future of Australia’s aged care workforce we must not...

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...

Home care data confirms concerns

LASA CEO Sean Rooney responded to the Government’s release of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report, six months after the implementation of the Increasing Choice Home Care (ICHC) reforms. Mr Rooney said that the reforms implemented from 27 February 2017 were a...

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...

More work needed on home care rollout

LASA has released further research revealing that more work needs to be done on the rollout of the Federal Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) program. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said data previously released by the Government shows there are over 50,000...