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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

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

Media Release – A “Healthier Medicare” starts with including aged care

Media Release – A “Healthier Medicare” starts with including aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says age service providers will be integral to the Turnbull Government’s Healthier Medicare reforms but they must be better supported to manage rising care costs and increased complexity of people’s care needs to remain viable. “LASA congratulates the Government on… read more

Media release – gender parity in aged care severely impacted by funding cuts

Media release – gender parity in aged care severely impacted by funding cuts

On International Women’s Day, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, pledges its support for gender parity and says recent funding cuts to workforce training and development by the Government have been detrimental to women. “Workforce development is a priority area for aged care and a critical… read more

Media release: Aged care provider peak warns against further isolating Medicare

Media release: Aged care provider peak warns against further isolating Medicare

Outsourcing elements of Medicare is not going to fix the fundamental issue that the government systems in place to facilitate aged care access and operations are not user friendly and do not integrate, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, warns. “Privatising elements of Medicare might result… read more