MAX ROBINS, Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Aged Care Association and Chief Executive of CHT Healthcare Trust says the pay equity funding formula used to fund the residential aged care sector is "far more complex than a simple statement that there are winners and losers and therefore the methodology is unfair". Here, he outlines the funding methodology.
INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK, reflects on her late grandfather's final years and how our aged care systems must flex and adapt to meet the many and varied needs of older New Zealanders.
Aged Care Channel has recently launched in New Zealand. INsite catches up with new manager JULIE SPARKS to find out what it's all about.
It looks like New Zealand First holds the cards to our future government. INsite looks at how the two most likely coalition scenarios could affect seniors, aged care and community support services.
The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.
A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.
While some New Zealand rest homes are on the brink of closure owing to a shortfall in pay equity settlement funding, it has come to light that others will be overfunded to the tune of $34 million. JUDE BARBACK investigates how the pay equity settlement has affected the residential aged care sector.
The findings of the inquiry into New Zealand’s aged care sector by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have been published. JUDE BARBACK dissects the report’s 13 recommendations.
JUDE BARBACK says the NZACA's annual conference couldn't have come at a better time.
A musical initiative emerged as the clear winner among the NZACA Excellence in Care Awards, presented at last night's conference dinner.