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South Australian Industry forum to address rural and regional challenges

LASA's upcoming SA Regional Industry Forum has received media coverage in the Aged Care Guide, recognising the Yorke Peninsula as having one of the oldest age profiles of any region in Australia. Population projections show that the 65-84 and 85+ age groups in the...

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...

Aged care industry supports quality reforms, consumer protection

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry will work with government on proposed reforms to the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes in mutual support of the future of quality aged care in Australia. “Government, providers and the community...

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....

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 forges global age services partnership

LASA today announced a formal partnership with the international aged care leadership community, Global Ageing Network (GAN). “This is a significant partnership that will ensure our Members directly benefit from the shared knowledge, professional development,...

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...

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...

Review of aged care shows progress but more work to do

LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney welcomed today’s release of the Aged Care Legislated Review conducted by David Tune. “LASA recognises the critical importance of the aged care reform agenda to ensure accessible, affordable, quality care and services are...