Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is scheduled to appear before the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety tomorrow, Tuesday 19 February to provide a sector perspective on how the current age services system operates and how it can be improved.
LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney said he welcomes the opportunity to engage with the Royal Commission process to help build a better aged care system for all older Australians.
“All Australians want a safe, high quality and high performing aged care system. The community expects it, and older Australians deserve nothing less.
“While the majority of providers and their passionate and professional staff do their best every day to meet the needs of those they care for, there have there have been examples of unacceptable failures.
“We are committed to realising a better aged care system. A better aged care system that delivers care, support and services with compassion, high quality and safety – at all times.
“Aged care is an issue of national importance. It is too important not to get right.”
Mr Rooney is expected to give evidence at 11am ACDT.
About Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
LASA is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected, and sustainable age services industry delivering accessible, affordable, quality care and services for older Australians.
We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 57% of our Members are not-for-profit providers, 33% are for-profit providers and 10% are government providers.
Our diverse and representative membership gives LASA the ability to speak with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and the age services industry.