INsite editor JUDE BARBACK reflects on what yesterday's pay equity settlement announcement means for the sectors involved.
From July 1 caregivers will receive a pay rise between 15 and 50 per cent, depending on their qualifications and/or experience.
Employees of New Zealand’s aged care, community support and disability sectors will be pleased to hear that their pay will be increasing by a substantial amount, following the much-anticipated settlement of the long-running equal pay case.
News that Filipina rest home worker Julie Garcia could be deported despite being a valued employee at Kaitaia’s Switzer Residential Care home for the past ten years, has angered those who say we need migrant workers to boost our aged care workforce.
The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.
INsite editor Jude Barback asks Labour's new spokesperson for Health, Dr David Clark, about Labour's stance on issues relating to aged care, home health and retirement and the party's priorities when it comes to older New Zealanders.
An action plan to address the growing demands on adult palliative care services has been launched, with a focus on responding to consumer feedback.
Treating elderly people in long-term care facilities with respect and dignity significantly increases their quality of life, according to new research from Massey University, in partnership with Metlifecare.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.
A pilot study exploring attitudes to sexuality in aged residential care facilities highlights the need for better understanding of the intimacy needs of the elderly.