News Archive

National innovAGEING network launched at Congress 2017

LASA today launched innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry - at LASA’s National Congress on the Gold Coast. “LASA believes that a national scale, collaborative approach to age services innovation is urgently needed as our...

LASA forges global age services partnership

LASA today announced a formal partnership with the international aged care leadership community, Global Ageing Network (GAN). “This is a significant partnership that will ensure our Members directly benefit from the shared knowledge, professional development,...

Australia’s aged care system delivers but there is more work to do

Australia’s aged care system delivers but there is more work to do Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney says providers of age services work hard to care and support older Australians and their families, during what can be very difficult times in their...

Home care data confirms concerns

LASA CEO Sean Rooney responded to the Government’s release of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report, six months after the implementation of the Increasing Choice Home Care (ICHC) reforms. Mr Rooney said that the reforms implemented from 27 February 2017 were a...

Review of aged care shows progress but more work to do

LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney welcomed today’s release of the Aged Care Legislated Review conducted by David Tune. “LASA recognises the critical importance of the aged care reform agenda to ensure accessible, affordable, quality care and services are...

Increasing Choice in Home Care – LASA issues paper

LASA is concerned about significant issues with the implementation of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms.  We have collected Member input and consulted with other peaks to develop a LASA submission to Government which makes it very clear that the issues...

AACQA cost recovery for annual unannounced visits

Recently LASA coordinated a letter from LASA/ASCA/Guild CEOs to Minister Wyatt protesting the Government’s decision to implement charges for unannounced visits to residential aged care facilities by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA). We were deeply...

Safeguarding older Australians from flu virus

Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said the aged care industry’s thoughts and sympathies are with those who have been affected by the recent outbreaks of influenza virus in Victoria and...