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How to create a dementia-friendly workplace

As our population ages, the number of people with dementia is increasing, and with people staying longer in the workforce, the impact of dementia is being felt in the workplace. Alzheimers New Zealand chief executive CATHERINE HALL explains how employers can provide practical support for those who are affected.

Red flags for the retirement village sector

Property, investment, banking experts and providers all largely agree that despite the continued growth of New Zealand’s retirement village sector, there are some red flags on the horizon.

Gate open for dementia-friendly travel

Australia has its first dementia-friendly airport thanks to a collaboration between staff, researchers and dementia advocates.

Former paralympian appointed Disabilities Rights Commissioner

Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.

Immigration changes ignore reality: Kiwis don’t want caregiver jobs

Many rest homes rely heavily on migrant workers but Government’s new immigration policies are trying to encourage providers to employ more New Zealanders as caregivers. The problem is, Kiwis are not lining up for the jobs. JUDE BARBACK reports.

Home care sector: on the edge of crisis

The home and community support services (HCSS) sector is on the edge of crisis as it becomes clear that some businesses will need to close, services cut and redundancies made following the Government’s failure to deliver on its promise to fully fund both the pay equity settlement and the implementation of guaranteed hours. By JUDE BARBACK.

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Opinion: Simon Wallace – Pay equity is going to hurt some...

New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the NZACA is committed to the pay equity settlement, but its speedy turnaround from announcement of the rates in mid-May to implementation on 1 July has some harsh realities for many.

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