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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

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