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Sadler appointed interim CEO of ACCPA, Rooney steps into other new role

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.

It’s official! LASA and ACSA merge to provide sector with a unified voice and purpose

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

Advocacy bodies slam Budget as failing to address aged care quality and workforce issues

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.

Still so much work ahead on aged care reform, industry warns

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform aged care is slipping through Australia's grasp, peak industry bodies warn.

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.

Aged care warned crisis continues despite supply improving

Aged care operators have warned the sector remains in crisis due to COVID-19 despite supply problems with critical protective equipment and rapid tests slightly improving.

Aged care homes ‘under extreme pressure’ with major shortfalls in RAT and PPE supplies

With aged care homes facing "extreme pressure" from the Omicron wave, one has resorted to testing only some of its staff due to large shortfalls in government-supplied rapid antigen tests.

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

AACC’s reform scorecard a scathing reality check for Federal Government

The Federal Government has overwhelmingly failed to make adequate progress during 2021, according to a scathing new scorecard released by aged care providers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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