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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

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

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

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

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