LASA is establishing National Aged Care and Disability Interface Working Group to help shape an issues paper on the shared market of aged care and disability services.

Feedback from our Aged Care and Disability Interface session at National Congress in October was overwhelmingly positive. Providers are increasingly asking LASA for support to better understand the impact of operating in a dual market between aged care and disability services.

LASA Members are seeking support to make informed decisions about how to plan the delivery of sustainable and high quality services that meet the needs of ageing people with disability.

Some key issues raised during the Congress conversation include:

  • Different funding models and financial systems required to operate across government funded aged care and disability services.
  • Alignment of accredited training qualifications and skill sets to ensure dual qualifications for multi skilled workers who can use their specialist skills to deliver services to older people with disability.
  • A shared set of quality standards, delivering to an optimum level of customer satisfaction.
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders including government, quality assurance and accreditation agencies, consumer groups and other association bodies across aged care and disability.

The Congress conversation aimed to:

  1. Start to identify and assess common issues shared by providers whose services span across aged care and disability
  2. Seek expressions of interest from LASA Members to join a LASA National Aged Care and Disability Interface Working Group

Please email rosettar@lasa.asn.au by COB Friday 6 December to express interest in joining the reference group.