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Appropriate medication is a key element of high quality aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said inappropriate or unsafe medication of older people (Aged-care homes’ drug use slammed as ‘elder abuse’ – The Australian) in residential care is a quality of care issue and one that all Australians would be...

Ellen Fanning Master Of Ceremonies for LASA National Congress 2018

LASA is delighted to announce award winning public affairs journalist Ellen Fanning as MC of Congress 2018. In her 20 year career, Ellen Fanning has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Sir John Grey Gorton to Malcolm Turnbull. Ellen has reported politics...

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...

LASA Welcomes Funding For Dementia Care Innovation

The voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has today welcomed The Turnbull Government’s announcement of $5.3 million for a pilot project to improve care for people living with dementia, with a particular emphasis on using innovative technologies....

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...

Commitment to address aged care funding issues welcomed

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today welcomed Minster for Health Greg Hunt’s commitment to strengthen residential aged care funding following a public address in Sydney yesterday. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said LASA was pleased...

Health and aged care systems need to work together in the interests of older Australians

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today called for all participants in Australia’s aged care and health systems to work collaboratively and constructively in the interests of older Australians. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said caring for...

By-elections need priority focus on the care of older Australians before it is too late

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry are calling on candidates in the upcoming Federal by-elections to prioritise funding for care for older Australians. These by-elections are an important opportunity to begin a national conversation on ageing...

LASA congratulates Workforce Taskforce and backs holistic approach to developing aged care workforce

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney has welcomed the finalisation of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce’s findings presented in ‘A matter of care – a strategy for Australia’s aged care workforce’ by the Chair Professor...

Federal Government oblivious to true cost of aged care

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said today’s release of the Government’s Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements Rates for the coming financial year shows the Turnbull Government is oblivious to the true cost of providing care...