(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.

LASA CEO Sean Rooney said he was pleased that Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson will deliver a keynote address on day one of the conference at a time when the national focus is squarely on quality and safety in the industry.

“The implementation of the standards is a significant undertaking for all providers of age services and time is now running short.

“This is an important opportunity to hear directly from the Commissioner about the expectations of the agency and also its approach to working with the industry around compliance issues.”

Ms Anderson is expected to talk about the roles and responsibilities of providers of age services in relation to the new Quality Standards, the respective roles of aged care consumers and their families, and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission as system regulator.

In a packed three day program, LASA has also assembled an outstanding panel of industry experts for a discussion and Q&A about the Royal Commission, where it might land and how it might help drive industry reform.

The panel includes the CEO of provider IRT Group, Patrick Reid, aged care lawyer and Partner at Hall and Wilcox Alison Choy-Flanigan, and Director of Grant Thornton Consulting John Picot.

“As a sector we support this Royal Commission as an opportunity for this country to build a better system for all older Australians,” Mr Rooney said.

“All Australians want a safe, high quality and high performing aged care system for their families.”

The NSW/ACT State Conference is in Sydney on 6-8 May. To find out more or to register visit the LASA website.

 

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.

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Media Contact: David O’Sullivan Ph 0427 138 024  E davido@lasa.asn.au