Media Releases

Bushfire response and recovery for aged care providers

Disaster resilience embodies the ability of communities to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, minimising the impacts of future events. Age service providers have a particularly important role in this regard given the vulnerable groups they...

LASA commends new SA Palliative Care Grants program

LASA commends the South Australian Government’s new Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program which aims to ensure services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “This has the potential to be a palliative and end-of-life care game-changer in many communities...

Calling young professionals for new excellence award

The next generation of age services professionals is being called on to highlight their achievements, in a new category of the national LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards. The Next Gen Young Leader Award will recognise bold...

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...