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LASA’s first-of-its-kind Innovation Managers’ Program a sector-specific marvel

“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.

Aged care groups welcome dual COVID and flu jab plan

Aged care peak bodies have welcomed the possibility of residents receiving a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as their flu jab.

Govt and peak bodies united in calls for visitors to return to aged care facilities

Aged care minister Richard Colbeck has joined aged care peak bodies ACSA and LASA to encourage more visitors to return to residential aged care facilities across Australia.

Hour-long webinar briefs RACFs on roles and time scales of ADF deployment

Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia have joined forces to provide advice to residential aged care facilities regarding the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel.

Free webinar on Australian defence support to residential aged care

A special free webinar about Australian Defence Force support to residential aged care will take place from 1pm-2pm AEDT on Monday, February 21.

One in three COVID-19 deaths in 2022 have occured in aged care

About a third of COVID-19 deaths in Australia this year have occurred in residential aged care, with more than half of all NSW facilities battling outbreaks.

Covid crisis has only compounded unresolved systemic funding and workforce issues, laments LASA CEO

Sean Rooney, CEO of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA), tells Aged Care News that the pressure from Omicron is only compounding existing issues within the aged care sector. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

ACSA and LASA merging to create new aged care representation model

Two of the nation's most influential aged care provider peak bodies are merging in order to 'design and implement a new way of working that better represents and supports all providers of aged care services'.

Aged care excellence acknowledged as winners of 2021 innovAGEING National Awards announced

NewDirection Care Bellmere made history on Friday night, becoming the first organisation to win two awards in the same year at the prestigious 2021 innovAGEING National Awards.

Peak bodies call on Govt to act with urgency on aged care workforce crisis

Older Australians are missing out on care as a result of aged care worker shortages made worse by COVID-19, according to the Australian Aged Care Collaboration.

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