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LASA welcomes extra residential aged care places

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to expand residential aged care in the latest Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). The Government has announced 13,500 new residential aged care places across...

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Queensland set to showcase best of age services

Queensland’s age services industry will showcase its outstanding organisations, teams and individuals when the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards are announced at LASA’s Queensland State Conference on the Gold Coast next Thursday evening, 14 March. The awards...

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Cost of Care Study Underlines Need for Urgent Funding Action

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the residential aged care Resource Utilisation Classification Study (RUCS) shows that urgent action is needed on appropriately resourcing the sector. LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney says high...

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LASA congratulates Ministers Hunt and Wyatt and calls for renewed and urgent commitment to aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, congratulates Hon Ken Wyatt MP on his appointment as Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and the reappointment of Hon Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health in the Morrison Government. LASA CEO Sean...

Stronger Australian economy should ensure stronger support for aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney advocates that aged care requires urgent funding support in the 2018-19 Federal Budget to ensure quality services are available for older Australians where and when they need them. Budget priorities for the aged...

Aged Care Employee Day 2019 – Mark your calendars!

All in the age services industry are encouraged to mark their calendars and start planning for Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August 2019. Aged Care Employee Day is an official day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in...

Excellence recognised at inaugural Age Services Awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory were recognised at the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Service Awards, sponsored by Hesta, in Sydney last night. LASA CEO Sean...

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...

Wanted: The Next Generation of Young Aged Care Leaders

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is calling on young Australians to consider diverse and exciting new careers in the rapidly growing aged care sector. Launching Australia’s first aged care Next Gen Young Leaders Forum in Perth today, Minister Wyatt said strong,...

New Enquiry Framework For Aged Care Providers Released

In response to an increasing number of escalations of non-payment of government subsidies, duplication of subsidies and time taken to resolve these issues, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has collaborated with the Department of Human Services in developing a new...

Mars One astronaut candidate joins speaker line-up for LASA National Congress

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia Sean Rooney is pleased to confirm Mars One Astronaut candidate Diane McGrath as a keynote speaker for LASA’s National Congress in Adelaide beginning Sunday 28 October. Mr Rooney said Diane McGrath is one of...

MYEFO an Opportunity for Government to Back Older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says next week’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is an opportunity for the Federal Government to show its commitment to supporting older Australians and the age services industry. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says providing...

Providers welcome MYEFO focus on caring for older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is a step in the right direction for aged care but more support for older Australians and the age services industry is urgently needed. The Government has announced more...