The Pay Equity methodology explained

MAX ROBINS, Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Aged Care Association and Chief Executive of CHT Healthcare Trust says the pay equity funding formula used to fund the residential aged care sector is "far more complex than a simple statement that there are winners and losers and therefore the methodology is unfair". Here, he outlines the funding methodology.

Editorial: In loving memory

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK, reflects on her late grandfather's final years and how our aged care systems must flex and adapt to meet the many and varied needs of older New Zealanders.

Aged Care Channel launches in New Zealand

Aged Care Channel has recently launched in New Zealand. INsite catches up with new manager JULIE SPARKS to find out what it's all about.

Winston watch: how NZ First could affect aged care and seniors policies

It looks like New Zealand First holds the cards to our future government. INsite looks at how the two most likely coalition scenarios could affect seniors, aged care and community support services.

New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

Breaking news: Rest homes overfunded by $34m while others face closure

A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.

Revealed: NZ aged care sector’s $34m pay equity funding surplus

While some New Zealand rest homes are on the brink of closure owing to a shortfall in pay equity settlement funding, it has come to light that others will be overfunded to the tune of $34 million. JUDE BARBACK investigates how the pay equity settlement has affected the residential aged care sector.

Aged care inquiry: the 13 recommendations dissected

The findings of the inquiry into New Zealand’s aged care sector by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have been published. JUDE BARBACK dissects the report’s 13 recommendations.

Pay equity and immigration the big talking points at NZACA conference

JUDE BARBACK says the NZACA's annual conference couldn't have come at a better time.

Music the winner on the night: NZACA awards

A musical initiative emerged as the clear winner among the NZACA Excellence in Care Awards, presented at last night's conference dinner.
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