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Softened immigration rules still miss the mark with aged care sector

Aged care providers are frustrated that an apparent softening of the new immigration rules proposed earlier this year has not gone far enough for...

Caregivers need to show more self-compassion

How can we care for ourselves better? This is one of the questions Professor Bruce Stevens will be asking delegates of The Selwyn Foundation’s Ageing...

Rest home invoices DHB for pay equity funding shortfall

Some rest homes have had their fears confirmed with the introduction of pay equity at the beginning of this month and are finding themselves out...

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and...

NZACA conference: early bird finishes tomorrow

Are you registered for NZACA’s 2017 conference yet? You need to get registered today if you want to take advantage of the early bird registration price!

In the event of an emergency – are you prepared?

We generally don’t like to think about worst-case scenarios, about how our rest home or hospital would cope in a fire or earthquake. Getting out of a multi-storey building in an emergency situation is a frightening enough prospect for able-bodied people, let alone for the elderly or disabled.

Opinion: Ray Lind on pay equity, qualification equivalencies and Careerforce

Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND reflects on what the pay equity settlement means for care and support workers and their employers.

International nursing degrees equivalent to Level 3

Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, India, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom now hold qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).

Top speakers to appear at conference on spirituality and ageing

Clinical and forensic psychologist and leading commentator on spiritual care and positive ageing in health and aged care environments, Professor Bruce Stevens, will speak at this year’s Ageing and Spirituality conference hosted by The Selwyn Foundation’s Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality on 1 September 2017.

Elizabeth Knox Home shines at Health Minister’s volunteer awards

JUDE BARBACK isn't surprised to hear that Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital in Auckland won the Minister of Health's NGO Health Service Team Volunteer award last week.
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