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LASA Launches Membership Charter

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, today took an important step in enshrining high standards of quality and care in the sector with the launch of its Membership Charter. The LASA Membership Charter describes the rights and responsibilities of, and...

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New retirement community accreditation scheme ready to go

The Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS), the new, unified accreditation scheme for retirement community owners and operators, is now open for business. The ARVAS standards are now finalised following the consideration and evaluation of feedback...

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Next Gen Ambassadors – The New Leaders In Age Services

There’s a new tribe of young professionals providing fresh perspectives in the age services sector. They’re ready to ensure we attract, develop and retain the passionate professionals needed to lead the design and delivery of high performing, respected and sustainable...

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LASA Welcomes Doctors’ Calls For Urgent Action On Aged Care

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, has welcomed calls from doctors and nurses for urgent reforms to the aged care system. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said it was pleasing that the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Nurses and Midwifery...

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LASA welcomes shorter home care queue but urges more action

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the reduction in the home care waiting list but says there are still too many older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes who are not getting care at the level they require. Latest...

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A trailblazer in dementia specific educational innovation

  Churches of Christ in Queensland (CofCQ) and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, are pleased to announce their partnership in an educational tool to improve understanding and quality of care of people living with dementia. The Virtual...

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Peak bodies unite in pre-Christmas warning to avoid New Year aged care emergency

Australia’s largest aged care provider representatives have united in a pre-Christmas appeal to the Federal Government, to avoid an aged care emergency in 2020. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health...

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...

Viability warning: New analysis shows almost 200 aged care providers housing up to 50,000 older Australians are at risk

A new review by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, shows almost 200 residential aged care services providing care for up to 50,000 people at sites across Australia are at unacceptably high levels of financial distress. Desktop balance sheet...

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...

Royal Commission Interim Report a beacon for immediate aged care change

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim report as a signal for urgent changes to Australia’s aged care system. The Commission has found that the aged care system fails to...

2019 LASA awards celebrate excellence in age services

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) 2019 Excellence in Age Services Awards has celebrated the work of an innovative clinical care coordinator, an inspirational lifestyle mentor, an outstanding remote care provider and a passionate nurse leaders team. The Awards...

Exporting excellence: Partnership delivers Australian training expertise to support Chinese aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is proud to announce a joint venture with JMM International, to deliver top quality training to support the rapidly growing number of older Chinese people needing care. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said Australian...

LASA launches new campaign with grassroots call to action on aged care workforce and funding

A reform and funding campaign launched today involving hundreds of aged care providers is set to increase pressure on the Federal Government in the wake of the looming interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and in the lead up to the...

New Centre for Workforce Development and Innovation to lead aged care quality and staff support

A cutting edge national Centre for Workforce Development and Innovation will be established by Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, to help drive a new era of aged care quality and workforce support and excellence. Initial projects to be progressed...

More Australians living longer is a sign of success that deserves national R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney says a symbol of our country’s success is the growing number of older Australians, who must be respected and revered to ensure a stronger and better nation. Addressing the 2019 LASA Congress in Adelaide, he said...