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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

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

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

LASA ensures it represents full spectrum of providers

LASA ensures it represents full spectrum of providers

The election of a representative from a small rural/regional aged care facility to the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Board is a clear demonstration that our organisation can cater for all age service providers across the sector from the very small to the very large, according to the Chair of… read more

LASA supports call for independent review of aged care funding

LASA supports call for independent review of aged care funding

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) welcomes the Federal Opposition’s proposal for a review of aged care funding. Today, Shadow Minister for Ageing Julie Collins introduced the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 into Parliament to provide an independent review of residential aged care funding. LASA Chief… read more

Minister Ley joins massive speaker line-up for LASA Congress

Minister Ley joins massive speaker line-up for LASA Congress

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia Sean Rooney is pleased to confirm the involvement of Minister for Aged Care Sussan Ley in LASA’s National Congress on the Gold Coast beginning next weekend, Sunday 9 October 2016. Mr Rooney said ‘Super Sunday’ – the opening day of Congress –… read more

LASA welcomes Aged Care Reforms Review announcement

LASA welcomes Aged Care Reforms Review announcement

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney welcomed the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to undertake an Aged Care Legislated Review announced today by Assistant Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt. Under the legislation introduced with the Living Longer, Living Better (LLLB) reforms, the review… read more

Five Reasons to stop Federal Government cuts to aged care

Five Reasons to stop Federal Government cuts to aged care

LASA welcomes the opportunity to continue working with the Turnbull Government to ensure accessible, affordable, quality aged care services for older Australians, but cannot accept the planned funding cuts. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the Federal Government has cut aged care funding by $3.1 billion since 2014, and it makes… read more

LASA supports call for Senate Inquiry into Aged Care funding cuts

LASA supports call for Senate Inquiry into Aged Care funding cuts

LASA supports call for Senate Inquiry into aged care funding cuts Terms of reference need to consider the true and full cost of providing aged care services Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, welcomes Independent Senator Nick Xenophon’s call for a Senate Inquiry into aged care… read more