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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...

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...

Age services sector launches federal election campaign – ‘I Care For Aged Care’

The age services sector is seeking to make aged care a major issue in the federal election with the launch today of a campaign highlighting key issues impacting on the delivery of quality care and services for older Australians and offering solutions to make the aged...

LASA Says Pricing Transparency Vital to Success of Home Care System

Leading Age Services Australia has today backed Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt’s call for improved compliance by home care providers with pricing transparency requirements saying it is vital to the success of the home care system. CEO Sean Rooney says ensuring older...

Stakeholders invited to provide feedback on new accreditation standards

The Property Council of Australia and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) are inviting industry, residents and stakeholders to provide feedback on the retirement living sector’s proposed new set of accreditation standards. The Australian Retirement Village...

Response to media coverage of home care report – “Older people living well with in-home support” CORRECTED

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the home care sector is working closely with Government and consumer groups to effectively meet the needs of older Australians requiring care in their homes. CEO Sean Rooney says the sector is...

LASA welcomes extra residential aged care places

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to expand residential aged care in the latest Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). The Government has announced 13,500 new residential aged care places across...

Queensland set to showcase best of age services

Queensland’s age services industry will showcase its outstanding organisations, teams and individuals when the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards are announced at LASA’s Queensland State Conference on the Gold Coast next Thursday evening, 14 March. The awards...

Cost of Care Study Underlines Need for Urgent Funding Action

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the residential aged care Resource Utilisation Classification Study (RUCS) shows that urgent action is needed on appropriately resourcing the sector. LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney says high...