Focus on COVID-19 vaccination in aged care

Press Release: 4 June 2021 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is calling on all governments to work with the sector to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in aged care. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said today’s National Cabinet decision not to mandate vaccination of aged care workers at this point… Continue reading Focus on COVID-19 vaccination in aged care

FOUR FINALISTS NAMED FOR LASA RETIREMENT VILLAGE MANAGER OF THE YEAR FOR 2021

Press Release : 14 May 2021 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, congratulates Julie Renshaw, Stephen Pether, Lyn Ferguson, and Nikki Dhawan on being named finalists for the Retirement Village Manager of the Year 2021. The award aims to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour… Continue reading FOUR FINALISTS NAMED FOR LASA RETIREMENT VILLAGE MANAGER OF THE YEAR FOR 2021

NDIS and aged care: LASA calls for better model of care for older Australians

Press Release: 24 April 2021 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has released a report comparing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the aged care system and found that the range of support and care available to older Australians pales in comparison to the support options available to NDIS participants.… Continue reading NDIS and aged care: LASA calls for better model of care for older Australians

LASA applauds Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program for Western Australia

Media Release: 15 April 2021 LASA is represented on the Jobs and Skills WA working group and we are very pleased to be a member, with the latest SEEK study showing aged and disability support employment is one of the top job demands. “The opportunities for working in aged care and disability support are some… Continue reading LASA applauds Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program for Western Australia

Australia’s Big Christmas Sing-A-Long keeps on giving

Press Release: 8 April 2021 Last December, award-winning aged care provider Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institute and aged care peak bodies, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), joined forces to create a livestreamed Christmas Sing-A-Long to lift the spirits of older people and those that care for them.  The show… Continue reading Australia’s Big Christmas Sing-A-Long keeps on giving

LASA wants major Government action on aged care, forecast losses for 65% aged care operators

Media Release: 18 March 2021 LASA is calling for major Government moves on residential and home care, with predictions up to 65 per cent of age care homes will record operating losses in the next financial year, putting quality care for older Australians at greater risk. The latest independent StewartBrown report says 58 per cent… Continue reading LASA wants major Government action on aged care, forecast losses for 65% aged care operators

Age services providers called to support critical collection of workforce data

Media Release: 10 February 2021 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), in partnership with Mercer, is calling on every residential and home care provider across Australia to participate in a critical workforce benchmarking study to help drive a sustainable future for the age services industry. Lack of workforce benchmarking data has been highlighted as an issue… Continue reading Age services providers called to support critical collection of workforce data