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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

Aged care survey provides valuable insight into workforce

Aged care survey provides valuable insight into workforce

2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey provides valuable workforce insights Aged care can be a very rewarding career pathway, both personally and professionally The aged care workforce is ageing and urgently needs to be renewed The peak body for the age services industry in Australia, Leading Age Services… read more

Queensland’s aged care industry excellence recognised at Awards

Queensland’s aged care industry excellence recognised at Awards

The outstanding achievements of the aged care industry in Queensland were recognised at Leading Age Services Australia’s Queensland 2017 Excellence in Care Awards, sponsored by Hesta and McCullough Robertson, on 30 March 2017. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the achievements by individuals and organisations highlighted the dedication of an industry… read more

National Guide for Aged Care 2017 released

National Guide for Aged Care 2017 released

ASA, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia and Pro-Visual Publishing, has released the 2017 National Guide for Aged Care. This free, wall-mounted guide provides essential information and resources on topics such as: Antimicrobial Stewardship. Patient Handling and Transfer. Communicating and Supporting People With Dementia. Communication Around Dying. Sedative Use. Nutrition. The… read more

New home care reforms a significant aged care milestone

New home care reforms a significant aged care milestone

Significant reform in home care and consumer directed care begins today. LASA will closely monitor implementation to ensure consumer directed care is delivered effectively and systems and processes sufficiently support it. LASA is leading the way in supporting industry to deliver on reforms through support, advice and seminars. Chief Executive… read more

National review of wellness and reablement approaches in home care

National review of wellness and reablement approaches in home care

The Commonwealth Department of Health has engaged Nous Group to conduct a review of the home care sector’s progress in embedding wellness and reablement approaches, and to advise the Department on how to progress the implementation of these approaches. Due for completion in June 2017, the review will include the… read more

LASA welcomes new Ministerial changes in Aged Care

LASA welcomes new Ministerial changes in Aged Care

Chair of the Board for the national peak body for aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Dr Graeme Blackman today welcomed the appointment of the Hon Ken Wyatt MP as Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health. Dr Blackman said LASA was delighted the Government had heeded… read more

LASA welcomes Government backdown on harshest of aged care cuts

LASA welcomes Government backdown on harshest of aged care cuts

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to mitigate the impact of its planned Budget cuts to age care funding on frail elderly Australians. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said LASA is pleased that the Government has listened to providers about the… read more

Proposed Amendments to Queensland Retirement Villages Act

Proposed Amendments to Queensland Retirement Villages Act

LASA and other industry representatives have met with the Queensland Department of Housing & Public works to discuss proposed amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 1999. Amendments to the Act are expected to be introduced to Cabinet by the end of 2016 with a draft amendment bill being developed.  LASA… read more