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Awards presentation to showcase the best of age services across VIC/TAS and SA/NT

The winners of the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards for Victoria/Tasmania and South Australia/Northern Territory will be announced at LASA’s Tri-State Conference in Albury next Monday evening, 25 February. The awards promote and recognise excellence across the...

LASA CEO to give evidence to Royal Commission

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is scheduled to appear before the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety tomorrow, Tuesday 19 February to provide a sector perspective on how the current age services system operates and how it...

Correcting the record regarding ABC reporting (Peak aged care body objected to internal temperature regulation, broadcast on AM, 18 February 2019)

The story broadcast on AM on Monday 18 February, 2019 did not accurately reflect the position of LASA in relation to the issues raised. Below are the questions posed by the ABC and responses provided by LASA in full.  ABC Q.1 Considering Australia’s rising...

LASA Welcomes Commencement of Royal Commission into Aged Care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide today saying aged care is an issue of national importance that is too important not to get right. Chief...

Aged care funding boost welcome recognition that more resources are needed

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says today’s announcement of a $662m funding boost is welcome recognition by the Federal Government that additional resources are needed to effectively care for older Australians. CEO Sean Rooney says the...

LASA says aged care must be budget priority

The age services industry says the Federal Government needs to make aged care a budget priority if it is serious about providing affordable, sustainable, quality care and services to older Australians. Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has...

LASA welcomes commitment to high needs dementia care

Leading Age Services Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s progress today on its commitment to establish a national network of specialist care units to provide care for people exhibiting very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The...

More restorative care places welcomed

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed a boost to Short Term Restorative Care Places, announced today by Senior Australians and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt. The Minister says the $58 million annual funding boost means the number...

LASA Welcomes Commencement of Royal Commission into Aged Care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide today saying aged care is an issue of national importance that is too important not to get right. Chief...

Peaks unite to support formation of Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

Australia’s aged care sector has thrown its support behind the establishment of the first industry leadership group dedicated to transforming the sector’s workforce to improve services to consumers. The Aged Care Guild, ACSA and LASA are committed to the establishment...