The newly formed Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) Board has appointed ACSA CEO Paul Sadler as interim CEO. LASA CEO Sean Rooney has decided to step down from his role and will lead a newly established Project Management Office at ACCPA.
In a move that being heralded as a "new era" for Australia’s aged care sector, providers across the country will now be represented by a new, single industry association to be called Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA). BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Members of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), have formally passed the a vote to create a single, unitary organisation to represent aged care providers.
The Federal Government has claimed that its 2022/23 Budget offers “a record investment” in Australia’s health care system, including aged care, but aged care advocacy bodies have immediately slammed it for failing to address the crux of the current quality and workforce crises hampering the industry’s recovery.
“With ongoing sector reforms and pressures we feel that the time is right to deliver practical innovation training for the people who provide aged care services by experts who work within aged care services sector," LASA CEO Sean Rooney, says.
A partnership project led by the University of Sydney has received funding from the Australian Government to improve the independence, health and wellbeing of people living with dementia in residential aged care.