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LASA recognised for innovation in age services

  LASA’s Principal Advisor – Innovation, Merlin Kong Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is proud to be recognised for its leadership in promoting innovation in age services through the award-winning innovAGEING initiative. LASA and...

Australia Recognises Aged Care Workforce

Australia’s aged care workforce is being recognised today for the positive contribution its hundreds of thousands of members make to the lives of older Australians and the wider community. Aged Care Employee Day is a national day to say thank you to the more than...

Jessica sets the standard as LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year

LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year for 2019 Jessica Madden accepts her award. A hands on approach with an openness and diligence in responding to the concerns of residents are just some of the qualities of LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year for 2019...

Sector Leaders Unite in Support of Aged Care Workforce Ahead of Day of Recognition

Australia’s aged care sector has come together to recognise the hundreds of thousands of people who work in aged care for the positive contribution they make to the lives of our older Australians and the wider community. Aged Care Employee Day on Wednesday 7 August,...

Statement in response to Queensland Government proposal to legislate disclosure of staffing levels

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, calls on the Queensland Government to work with the Commonwealth and the other states and territories on a comprehensive national approach to staffing levels in aged care, rather than going its own way...

Finalists announced for LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year Award

Regional retirement village managers are well represented in the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Retirement Village Manager of the Year 2019 Award. The award aims to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the...

Industry response to cessation of services at Earle Haven Aged Care Facility

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has called for an urgent response to the appalling situation that has occurred at the Earle Haven aged care facility at Nerang, leaving around 70 residents abandoned. “Our first concern is for the welfare...

New figures show serious decline in financial performance impacting on aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says figures released on Friday by the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) show that expenses of residential care providers increased by 5.3 per cent while their income increased by only 1.7 per cent. For...

Young leaders taking action to shape the future of age services

Photo: Next Gen Principal Advisor Samantha Bowen addressing young leaders in age services. The next generation of leaders in aged care are mobilising to start shaping the future of age services in Australia. Leading Age Services Australia’s Next Gen program is rolling...

Sector welcomes consumer focus of new aged care quality standards

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Federal Government’s new Aged Care Quality Standards which take effect from today. “The new standards focus on outcomes for older Australians and reflect the level of care and quality of...