Aged care sector puts pressure on Govt to sort out immigration

A new report highlighting the looming aged care worker shortage calls for action from the new Government to address the problems arising from the immigration settings introduced earlier this year.

New aged care and retirement centre boasts it all

A new $14 million development to Selwyn's St Andrews Village in Cambridge sees the addition of innovative new aged care suites, social facilities and independent living apartments.

Operators urged to enter the ‘Oscars of Elder Care’

New Zealand retirement village operators, residential aged care providers and home care providers are urged to enter the 6th Asia-Pacific Elder Care Innovation Awards.

Rest homes and unions call for Govt action on pay equity funding

Rest homes are in a "perpetuating cycle of decline" due to the effects of the pay equity settlement. They are supported by the unions in their calls for Government to review the way their sector is funded for pay equity. By JUDE BARBACK.

Clown Doctors fighting for urgent funds to keep smiling

Heart-broken Clown Doctors are making an appeal for $100,000 via a GiveaLittle campaign so they can keep going the charity that provides laughter to sick children and the elderly. By FIONA CASSIE.

No consultation on new fire safety design requirements

Changes to the fire safety design requirement add yet another layer of compliance for aged care providers.

Day in the life of… a care home manager

INsite asks BARBARA NEWLANDS about a typical day in aged care and the highs and lows of the job.

Careerforce receives top ratings in latest NZQA review

Industry training organisation Careerforce passes external audit with flying colours.

Rest homes want pay equity issues addressed in contract

Unsurprisingly pay equity is the main point the aged care sector wants to see addressed in next year’s Age-Related Residential Care (ARRC) Services Agreement.

Isolated incident or tip of the iceberg?

Is the recent case of substandard care a one-off? Or is it indicative of a struggling sector in need of an overhaul? JUDE BARBACK looks at whether a full-scale inquiry into the rest home sector is warranted.
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