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Innovators Recognised for Consumer Focus in Age Services

Two aged care providers, a robotics company, an organisation tackling disadvantage among older Australians, and a start-up helping consumers document the direction of their health care are the winners of the innovAGEING National Awards announced in Sydney last night....

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LASA System Supports Safety & Quality Management Long-term

Backed by industry with 150+ subscribers in first three months The new online Safety & Quality Management System from Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is a business solution designed to support providers beyond 1 July. While the new Aged Care Quality...

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Age services sector prepares to honour those who care

Australians are being urged to reach out to people they know who work in aged care on Wednesday 7 August this year and help recognise the positive contribution they make to the lives of our older Australians and the wider community. Aged Care Employee Day is a...

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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...

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LASA calls for urgent action from new Minister

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has today congratulated Senator Richard Colbeck on his appointment as Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and says making aged care better must be an urgent priority for the Morrison Government....

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New report underlines need for urgent aged care funding boost

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest report on the financial performance of the aged care sector highlights the need for urgent government action on improving funding to the industry as a matter of priority. The Aged Care Financial Performance Survey,...

LASA welcomes commitment to high needs dementia care

Leading Age Services Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s progress today on its commitment to establish a national network of specialist care units to provide care for people exhibiting very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The...

Consumer experience reporting demonstrates aged care system commitment to continuous improvement

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says new data on consumer experience in aged care services released today demonstrates the industry’s commitment to transparency, quality and continuous improvement. The Consumer Experience reports published for the first time by...

Digital design and technology meets aged care innovation

Digital design and technology company Alive and innovation network innovAGEING, established in late 2017 by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), are pleased to announce a strategic alliance in support of innovation in Australia’s aged care industry. The...

Statement in response to Queensland Government proposal to legislate disclosure of staffing levels

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, calls on the Queensland Government to work with the Commonwealth and the other states and territories on a comprehensive national approach to staffing levels in aged care, rather than going its own way...

LASA outlines actions to address unacceptable home care wait times

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has released survey data showing that maximum wait times for home care are often much longer than even the 12 months listed in the Government’s own figures. The data, based on a sample of 23 home care...

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...

Quality, Safety and Royal Commission Headline NSW Industry Event

(Keynote – Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson) The new Aged Care Quality Standards due for implementation on 1 July and the ongoing Royal Commission will be key focuses of Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA’s) NSW/ACT Conference in Sydney next month....

Royal Commission Must Drive Ongoing Industry Reform

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, CEO Sean Rooney says the Royal Commission into aged care announced today must focus on making our aged care system better. “We all want a safe and high quality aged care system. Our older Australians need it and...

Government must act to support older Australians as financial results for providers worsen

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says the latest report on the financial performance of the aged care sector, showing worsening financial results for the sector, puts more pressure on the Government to boost funding to the industry as a...