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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...

Increasing Choice in Home Care – LASA issues paper

LASA is concerned about significant issues with the implementation of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms.  We have collected Member input and consulted with other peaks to develop a LASA submission to Government which makes it very clear that the issues...

AACQA cost recovery for annual unannounced visits

Recently LASA coordinated a letter from LASA/ASCA/Guild CEOs to Minister Wyatt protesting the Government’s decision to implement charges for unannounced visits to residential aged care facilities by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA). We were deeply...

Safeguarding older Australians from flu virus

Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said the aged care industry’s thoughts and sympathies are with those who have been affected by the recent outbreaks of influenza virus in Victoria and...

LASA Submission on future reform of home care sector

LASA has submitted its response to the Government’s discussion paper Future Reform – an integrated care at home program to support older Australians seeking views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their...

peak bodies joint statement on quality of care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry recognise the importance of a Government accreditation and complaints process which protects the quality of care for older Australians receiving care services. “Aged care is an essential human service,...

Aged care peaks joint public letter to Federal MP’s

The review of the 2013 Living Longer, Living Better legislation, (LLLB) was this week handed to the Government, who must table the review within 15 sitting days of its receipt. The long-awaited review was conducted by Mr David Tune AO, the independent chair of the...

Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models: Member Briefing Paper

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is pleased to provide a Member Briefing Paper on the Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models Final Report. This Report heralds the Government’s intention to seriously consider a major...

Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the release of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce Report. “While this Report outlines a vision for the future of Australia’s aged care workforce we must not...