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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

New requirements for our future aged care workforce

New requirements for our future aged care workforce

Australia’s aged care workforce needs to be renewed if it is to meet the challenges of increased demand, consumer choice, a rapidly changing marketplace and the integration of new technologies, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) told the Future Aged Care Workforce Senate Inquiry in Canberra today. LASA CEO Sean Rooney… read more

Payment system still frustrating aged care providers

Payment system still frustrating aged care providers

LASA welcomes the long overdue replacement of Government IT systems managing payments for residential and home and community care providers. The Department of Human Services payment system has been a considerable point of frustration for the aged care sector for many years. LASA has pushed hard for a better IT… read more

Payment system still frustrating aged care providers

Payment system still frustrating aged care providers

Letter to the Editor Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes the long overdue replacement of Government IT systems managing payments for residential and home and community care providers. The Department of Human Services payment system has been a considerable point of frustration for the aged… read more

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Annual Report

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Annual Report

The Annual Report from the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, Ms Rae Lamb is now available. Of 5,223 contacts during the six-month period covered by the report, 31% were out of scope and 69% were within scope. Complaints increased by 11% – most likely due to the transition to an independent… read more