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New metro and rural residential care closure warnings – “financial concerns cannot be overstated”

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is ramping up calls for an extra $1.3 billion in funding, as a new report warns of the risk of residential care home closures in both metropolitan and rural areas. The latest StewartBrown survey of 984...

Call for caution and cash saving commitment to cut appalling home care queue

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says all cash savings from a Commonwealth plan to change home aged care administration must go straight to reducing the nation’s unacceptable home care queue. Commenting on the release of an Aged Care...

LASA urges action on home care wait times

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the increase in the number of home care packages available for older Australians but says the waiting list is still far too long and the Government must act now to bring down wait times. Latest...

Sector warns of continuing risk of 2020 aged care emergency

The aged care sector warns that, with today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) flagging no additional direct investment for residential and home care, the risk of aged care emergencies looms large in 2020. The Government had already announced $537 million...

Aged care sector in national plea to Federal Government for care certainty

On the eve of the Federal Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), aged care residents, seniors on home care package wait lists, their families, carers and providers are speaking out in a national plea for immediate action and transitional funding...

Peak bodies unite in pre-Christmas warning to avoid New Year aged care emergency

Australia’s largest aged care provider representatives have united in a pre-Christmas appeal to the Federal Government, to avoid an aged care emergency in 2020. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health...

Royal Commission Interim Report response a missed opportunity

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, acknowledges the Prime Minister’s announcement of more than $500 million for aged care in the wake of the Royal Commission’s Interim Report, but more is needed to support older Australians. Prime Minister...

Viability warning: New analysis shows almost 200 aged care providers housing up to 50,000 older Australians are at risk

A new review by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, shows almost 200 residential aged care services providing care for up to 50,000 people at sites across Australia are at unacceptably high levels of financial distress. Desktop balance sheet...

Input encouraged into WA aged care planning blueprint

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is urging input into the West Australian State Government’s plan to streamline age care projects by reducing red tape and making planning regulations uniform across local governments. “Making it easier to...

Royal Commission Interim Report a beacon for immediate aged care change

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim report as a signal for urgent changes to Australia’s aged care system. The Commission has found that the aged care system fails to...