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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...

Webinar to discuss best practice in food and nutrition

Food plays a big role in all lives and this is no different in aged care. LASA is inviting anyone interested in the issues of food, nutrition and aged care to join a panel of experts on Wednesday 28 February (11.00am EDST) to distill fact from fiction and discuss best...

LASA welcomes Senate Inquiry interim report into aged care quality

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), welcomed the release of an interim report regarding Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and...

Digital design and technology meets aged care innovation

Digital design and technology company Alive and innovation network innovAGEING, established in late 2017 by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), are pleased to announce a strategic alliance in support of innovation in Australia’s aged care industry. The...

Aged care peak body says food claims are misleading

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has hit back at media reports today comparing the amount of money spent on food for prisoners and pets with aged care residents, saying the reporting is misleading and could cause unnecessary concern for older Australians and their families. Mr...

Excellence recognised at inaugural Age Services Awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry have been recognised at LASA's inaugural Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2018 Tri-State Conference in Albury. You can view photos of the awards presentation night here. LASA CEO Sean Rooney...

Embracing aged care innovation in Albury

LASA Sean Rooney today welcomed more than 300 delegates from across NSW, VIC and SA to LASA’s Tri-State Conference 2018 being held at the Albury Entertainment Centre from 4-6 February. Themed ‘Disrupt, Innovate & Thrive’ the conference will discuss emerging challenges...

New accreditation scheme for retirement living industry

The Property Council of Australia and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) are pleased to announce they will be partnering to deliver a renewed accreditation scheme for the retirement living industry. The Property Council and LASA have officially entered a joint...

Government backs innovation in aged care

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s investment of $400,000 over two years to support innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry. “This Government’s support of innovAGEING will help ensure the age services...

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...