Home Health A joint industrial body for the elderly will be launched in July

A joint industrial body for the elderly will be launched in July

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The Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) organizations are officially merging, and the new organization is due to take effect on July 1, 2022.

Members of the relevant peak bodies voted to create a single joint organization to represent caregivers of the elderly. LASA Chairman Dr Graham Blackman of the AO FTSE FAICD said the decision is landmark for the senior care sector.

“This decision heralds a new era for Australia’s senior care sector with a single industry association to provide a strong and unified voice as well as a helping hand for all care providers,” Blackman said.

The Royal Commission on Care for the Elderly has recommended greater collaboration and joint leadership representing care providers at home, at home and in public places, as well as retirees for older Australians.

ACSA Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelisen said the decision means the Senior Relief Office can confidently move forward as it speaks on behalf of hundreds of members across Australia.

“We know from the Royal Commission that the nursing sector is facing huge challenges when it is carrying out reforms, and what is needed is as strong a representation as possible to advance our sector,” Cornelissen said.

More details about the new organization will be announced in the coming weeks.

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