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Response: Monina Hernandez – migrant nurses shouldn’t be channelled only into aged care

More investment in the aged care nursing workforce is the answer to shortages, argues Monina Hernandez, not channelling migrant nurses into a specialty that may not be their preferred choice.

Dairy leaders share vision of company providing food for healthy ageing

A Kiwi company that creates fortified food for healthy ageing has welcomed new investors on board.

Nurse ratios, not Royal Commission, called for by Oz nurses

The focus turns to staffing ratios in aged care nursing across the ditch.

What is mental health and who wants to talk about it?

Geneva Healthcare Clinical Psychologists Cath Hunter and Marie Young acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Week with a discussion around what is mental health and how to be aware of changes in ourselves and others.

Aged Care Commission “unnecessary”, says sector

The residential aged care sector does not support establishing an Aged Care Commission saying it would just add another layer of bureaucracy.

55 years of tireless support

After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.

NZACA Conference: Providers finding their stride in the “new normal”

Jude Barback picks up on a more upbeat vibe at this year's New Zealand Aged Care Association conference held this week at SkyCity in Auckland.

“It’s been an amazing journey” – Small Southland rest home wins the big prize

A small Southland rest home won the supreme award at last night’s New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Excellence in Care Awards ceremony.

Aged care workforce faces gaping hole unless government addresses immigration

Unless Government action is taken soon to address immigration and ANZSCO settings, New Zealand will witness an exodus of migrant aged care workers, leaving a gaping hole in New Zealand’s aged care workforce. JUDE BARBACK finds out what the hold-up is.

Record number of entries for NZACA Awards

The high number and high quality of entries demonstrates the good work that’s happening in residential aged care.
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