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Quality, Safety and Royal Commission Headline NSW Industry Event

(Keynote – Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson) The new Aged Care Quality Standards due for implementation on 1 July and the ongoing Royal Commission will be key focuses of Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA’s) NSW/ACT Conference in Sydney next month....

Time for vision from next government on aged care

LASA encourages Australians to tell candidates, ‘I Care for Aged Care’ As Australians prepare to go to the polls on 18 May, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the next government of Australia must commit to rapid and fundamental reform...

Campaign to improve aged care targets NT candidates

The age services sector will be targeting Northern Territory candidates in the upcoming Federal election campaign in an effort to make aged care a decisive issue in the Top End. Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, and regional partner Prime...

Budget leaves older Australians still waiting…

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, says the Government’s decision to focus on tax cuts and a bigger surplus means it has missed the opportunity to meet the needs of the 120,000 older Australians on the home care wait list and provide sustainable...

Federal Budget is a chance to better support older Australians right now

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says next week’s Federal Budget is an opportunity for the Federal Government to better meet the changing needs and expectations of the growing numbers of older Australians right now by appropriately...

LASA outlines actions to address unacceptable home care wait times

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has released survey data showing that maximum wait times for home care are often much longer than even the 12 months listed in the Government’s own figures. The data, based on a sample of 23 home care...

LASA Welcomes Greens Commitment to Aged Care

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has today welcomed the Australian Greens recognition of aged care as a national priority with its announcement of an $8 billion commitment to the sector. CEO Sean Rooney says the commitment is a clear indication...

LASA Focuses on Young Leaders

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has appointed a specialist advisor to drive and promote the development of young leaders in the aged care sector. CEO Sean Rooney says he is delighted to announce the appointment of Samantha Bowen as...

Best of Age Services in Qld recognised

The dedication of individuals, teams and organisations in Queensland’s age services sector has been recognised with the announcement of the state winners of LASA’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 State Conference on the Gold Coast. The award...

Growing numbers of older Australians on the national queue to receive care at home highlights the need for all politicians to say ‘I Care for Aged Care’

New data released by the Government showing that the national home care queue has grown to 127,748 older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes but not able to get this at their assessed level of need highlights the urgency of Leading Age Services...