Media Releases

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...

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...

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...