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Training Partnership to Drive Improvement in Aged Care Governance

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is partnering with Governance Institute of Australia to deliver a national series of workshops tailored for the aged care sector. The workshops, beginning in December, aim to equip anyone responsible for...

LASA Sets Record Straight on Funding Facts

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney says that recognising the true costs of delivering age services and providing realistic funding is the only way we can guarantee a sustainable age services industry that meets the needs of all...

New report underlines need for urgent aged care funding boost

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest report on the financial performance of the aged care sector highlights the need for urgent government action on improving funding to the industry as a matter of priority. The Aged Care Financial Performance Survey,...

National Awards finalists showcase excellence in age services

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) congratulates all the finalists in the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards that will be presented at its National Congress in Adelaide on Tuesday 30 October. The Awards promote and recognise excellence across the...

Royal Commission to focus on making aged care better

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Terms of Reference and appointment of Commissioners for the planned Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the...

Boost to Home Care Services Welcome but Higher Needs Remain Serious Concern

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an additional $100m over two years in Commonwealth Home Support Provider (CHSP) funding for existing providers. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says the CHSP funding...

Mars One astronaut candidate joins speaker line-up for LASA National Congress

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia Sean Rooney is pleased to confirm Mars One Astronaut candidate Diane McGrath as a keynote speaker for LASA’s National Congress in Adelaide beginning Sunday 28 October. Mr Rooney said Diane McGrath is one of...

Elder abuse must not be tolerated

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said it is tragic and unacceptable that older Australians have been subjected to the kinds of abuse outlined in ABC’s Four Corners program tonight. “Elder abuse is a critical issue. It can involve physical,...

LASA calls for industry to unite in pursuit of quality aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said everyone involved in the aged care industry wants a safe and high quality aged care system and is calling for a united focus as we move towards a Royal Commission, expected to commence later this year. “From...

Staffing in residential care facilities is a critical factor in the care of older Australians

It is determined by a range of factors including the needs of the residents (which are determined by clinicians), the models of care applied to meet these needs, the design of the facility; and, in some locations, particularly in rural and remote areas, the...