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Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the release of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce Report. “While this Report outlines a vision for the future of Australia’s aged care workforce we must not forget to acknowledge the professionalism and dedication of more than 360,000… read more

LASA Home Care Provider Survey Report

LASA Home Care Provider Survey Report

Following the Federal Government announcement of the ‘Home Care Programme – Increasing Consumer Choice’ initiative in the 2015-16 Budget and the commencement of the ‘Increasing Choice Home Care’ (ICHC) reforms on 27 February 2017, one of the key policy changes of the ICHC reform has been the introduction of a… read more

ACFA report on Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme

ACFA report on Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme

The Aged Care Financing Authority has today released its report on the Accommodation Payment Guarantee Scheme.  LASA will review the report’s findings and engage with Members to inform further advocacy with Government on this important matter. In November 2015, ACFA was tasked with studying alternatives to the existing Accommodation Payment… read more

Recent research on ‘premature’ deaths in residential aged care

Recent research on ‘premature’ deaths in residential aged care

LASA CEO Sean Rooney today acknowledged findings in a recent research report into ‘premature’ deaths in residential aged care homes. “The research findings on the incidence of ‘premature’ deaths in residential aged care homes offers some interesting insights for the aged care industry, “Mr Rooney said. “We look forward to engaging… read more

2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) – Allocations announced

2016-17  Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) – Allocations announced

2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) – Allocation of residential aged care places and capital grants The Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP today announced the allocation of: • 9,911 new residential aged care places worth an additional estimated $649 million… read more

Respecting and meeting end-of-life care needs in residential aged care

Respecting and meeting end-of-life care needs in residential aged care

Access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care in aged care facilities will enable more Australians to have a good death, aged care, palliative care and aged care consumer peak bodies said today. To help mark National Palliative Care Week 2017, Palliative Care Australia, COTA Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia, Aged &… read more

‘No surprises’ aged care budget welcomed

‘No surprises’ aged care budget welcomed

Australia’s age services peak body, Leading Age Services Australia, welcomed the Turnbull Government’s 2017/18 Federal Budget. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the Turnbull Government’s first federal Budget since its re-election is welcome news after previous Federal Budgets have seen ongoing cuts to aged care funding and associated programs. “Tonight’s Federal… read more

Intention to strengthen aged care funding welcomed

Intention to strengthen aged care funding welcomed

Intention to strengthen aged care funding welcomed Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today welcomed the Federal Government’s intention to strengthen residential aged care funding following the release of a report into alternative aged care funding models. Share

Setting the record straight on Home Care exit fees

Setting the record straight on Home Care exit fees

Setting the record straight on Home Care exit fees Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the peak body for the age services industry in Australia, Sean Rooney said recent media reports of ‘unannounced’ and ‘excessive’ exit fees being charged by Home Care providers are incorrect.   Share