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Age services sector prepares to honour those who care

Australians are being urged to reach out to people they know who work in aged care on Wednesday 7 August this year and help recognise the positive contribution they make to the lives of our older Australians and the wider community. Aged Care Employee Day is a...

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Excellence in WA age services recognised

        Pictured above (l-r) are: Rising Star Nicole Trueman (KinCare), the Bethanie Nurse Leaders Team, and Individual winner Linda Kuuse (Stirling Community Care) and the team from EPIS Incorporated. The best in age services from across Western...

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LASA calls for urgent action from new Minister

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has today congratulated Senator Richard Colbeck on his appointment as Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and says making aged care better must be an urgent priority for the Morrison Government....

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Excellence In Age Services Finalists For WA Announced

The best of age services in Western Australia will be in the spotlight when the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards are announced at LASA’s inaugural WA State Conference in Perth next Wednesday evening, 29 May. The awards promote and recognise excellence across the...

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Making Aged Care Better Must Be a Priority For New Government

  Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the Coalition’s election win and says aged care must be a priority for this Government. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says the Prime Minister has said that...

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Expo to Focus on Ageing Well

With more than 100 stands and seminars on two stages, the third Care and Ageing Expo at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre over the weekend of August 3 and 4, will focus on products and information enabling older people to enjoy the ageing process. An...

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Excellence in WA age services recognised

        Pictured above (l-r) are: Rising Star Nicole Trueman (KinCare), the Bethanie Nurse Leaders Team, and Individual winner Linda Kuuse (Stirling Community Care) and the team from EPIS Incorporated. The best in age services from across Western...

Aged Care an Issue of National Importance – too important not to get right

Ahead of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says aged care is an issue of national importance and is too important not to get right. The Royal Commission commences on Friday (18...

CommBank and KPMG Back Innovation for Older Australians

innovAGEING, Australia’s first innovation network for the aged care industry, has today announced the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and KPMG Australia as its Foundation Partners. “Today’s announcement is very significant for older Australians and will help...

Innovation and excellence at LASA’s Inaugural WA State Conference

There will be a distinct Western Australian flavour at Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA’s) first ever WA State Conference to be held in Perth on 28-29 May. The conference brings together 200 age services professionals, leaders and specialists from across...

LASA Home Care Provider Survey Report

Following the Federal Government announcement of the ‘Home Care Programme – Increasing Consumer Choice’ initiative in the 2015-16 Budget and the commencement of the ‘Increasing Choice Home Care’ (ICHC) reforms on 27 February 2017, one of the key policy...

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...

Royal Commission Must Drive Ongoing Industry Reform

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, CEO Sean Rooney says the Royal Commission into aged care announced today must focus on making our aged care system better. “We all want a safe and high quality aged care system. Our older Australians need it and...

Expo to Focus on Ageing Well

With more than 100 stands and seminars on two stages, the third Care and Ageing Expo at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre over the weekend of August 3 and 4, will focus on products and information enabling older people to enjoy the ageing process. An...

Nominations Open for Excellence in Age Services Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards and LASA Members are urged to get their entries in. LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney said the Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across...

Stakeholders invited to provide feedback on new accreditation standards

The Property Council of Australia and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) are inviting industry, residents and stakeholders to provide feedback on the retirement living sector’s proposed new set of accreditation standards. The Australian Retirement Village...