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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

Vale Rosemary Kelada

Vale Rosemary Kelada

LASA’s Cultrually and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) interest group has expressed sincere condolences to the family of the late Rosemary Kelada, who passed away in April this year. Rosemary was a champion of the CALD sector, having served as CEO of Spectrum Multicultural Services between 2008 and 2014 and worked at KinCare Health… read more

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

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

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. Setting the record straight on Home Care exit fees

Aged care survey provides valuable insight into workforce

Aged care survey provides valuable insight into workforce

The peak body for the age services industry in Australia, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has welcomed findings from the 2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey. LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney said the report provides valuable insights into the aged care workforce and generally speaking most of… read more

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. Intention to strengthen aged care funding welcomed

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