Opinion: Pay equity settlement funding formula flawed

Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) co-founder VICTORIA BROWN says residential aged care providers should not have to pay for the pay equity settlement out of their pockets because the methodology is so flawed.

Rest homes fear closure following pay equity settlement

Residential aged care providers are feeling “horror and disgust” as they learn that the Government’s pay equity funding won’t cover their costs, leaving many facilities with no choice but to consider redundancies and closure.

How to get a six-pack in your sixties

'Gymtimidation' is a thing of the past for older adults with the launch of a new fitness programme that has been dubbed 'Netflix for fitness'.

Global launch of online programme for palliative care support

An online platform to help families and health workers in a palliative care setting has been launched globally.

Pay equity settlement – 1 July looms

The July 1 deadline is looming ever closer as pay equity legislation is rushed through, Workforce Transition Tools need completing, information sessions are on offer and ratification meetings are held.

Budget 2017: Boost for Disability Support Services

Disability support services and mental health services were among the winners in yesterday's health Budget, which delivered a much-needed extra $3.9 billion over four years for the health sector.

More acquisition and development on cards for Arvida

Although Arvida is still a relative newcomer to the retirement and aged care sector, the provider appears to be progressing in leaps and bounds, with its year-end result significantly ahead of last year’s performance and its ambitious development programme that includes a conditional agreement on a site pegged for a $100 million retirement village and integrated care development.

1.8% increase – not enough, or step in the right direction?

The recent Age-Related Residential Care (ARRC) contract negotiations yielded a 1.8 per cent funding increase. Some providers say it isn’t enough, but the NZACA says it is a step in the right direction.

Aged care nurses meeting demand…for now

The number of registered nurses working in aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is "more than keeping pace" with New Zealand’s growing need for dementia, hospital and psychogeriatric care. However, could the impact of the equal pay settlement deter RNs from entering aged care nursing?

Pay rise can’t come fast enough for caregivers, new research shows

The Government's pay rise for caregivers can't come fast enough for New Zealand aged care workers, reveals new research.


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