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LASA Cautiously Welcomes ALP’s Aged Care Announcement

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says today’s announcement by the ALP that it will address a number of key issues facing aged care if elected is generally good news for older Australians and the sector. CEO Sean Rooney says LASA has been...

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Excellence in NSW/ACT age services recognised

        Pictured above (l-r): Individual winner Justin Dover; from Carrington Care - Vicki Martins, Raad Richards and Edwina Whiley; Rising Star Novica Blazeski; and from IRT Namaste Team - Sydney, Alex Reid, Amanda Bryant, Yvette Connolly and...

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Delays on aged care not good enough

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has accused the major parties of ignoring the needs of older Australians in the federal election campaign. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says Labor has put aged care workforce issues on the backburner until after...

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Excellence In Age Services Finalists For NSW/ACT Announced

The age services industry in New South Wales and the ACT will showcase its outstanding organisations, teams and individuals when the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards are announced at LASA’s NSW/ACT State Conference in Sydney next Tuesday evening, 7 May. The...

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LASA Backs Urgent Appeal to Fund Bush Nurses

Leading Age Services Australia Limited (LASA), the voice of aged care, has backed a call from Victoria’s Bush Nursing Centres (BNCs) for the State Government to immediately fund an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) with nurses. The Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre has...

Aged care peak body says food claims are misleading

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has hit back at media reports today comparing the amount of money spent on food for prisoners and pets with aged care residents, saying the reporting is misleading and could cause unnecessary concern for older Australians and their families. Mr...

LASA leading the way in aged care training

LASA has welcomed report findings from the 2017 Student Outcomes Survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). “Findings from the report show 96 per cent of LASA students have secured employment following their graduation, well above the...

LASA welcomes Senate Inquiry interim report into aged care quality

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), welcomed the release of an interim report regarding Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and...

Parties silent on aged care – older Australians deserve better

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has challenged Australia’s political leaders to commit to making aged care better for all older Australians. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says with less than 19 days to go before polling day, neither the Coalition...

Western Australia’s age services excellence recognised at inaugural awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Western Australia were recognised at the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Service Awards, sponsored by Hesta and presented by Shadow Minister for Ageing Julie Collins, at an industry...

Excellence in WA age services recognised

        Pictured above (l-r) are: Rising Star Nicole Trueman (KinCare), the Bethanie Nurse Leaders Team, and Individual winner Linda Kuuse (Stirling Community Care) and the team from EPIS Incorporated. The best in age services from across Western...

Flu Fighters Toolkit 2018

Healthdirect Australia has been engaged by federal and state health departments as part of a national strategy to reduce the impact of influenza on emergency departments and GP’s. Healthdirect Australia has developed a communications toolkit to promote messages about...

Federal Government oblivious to true cost of aged care

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney said today’s release of the Government’s Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements Rates for the coming financial year shows the Turnbull Government is oblivious to the true cost of providing care...

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...