Proposed immigration changes unnerve care providers

Many in the aged care sector are concerned by the Government’s proposed changes to immigration settings. The announcement, coming hot on the heels of the pay equity settlement, spell disaster for many aged care providers who rely heavily on the migrant workforce.

Politicians show lack of understanding of challenges facing residential aged care sector

A political panel at the NZACA conference did little to quell providers' concerns about pay equity and immigration issues.

Aged Care Channel launches in New Zealand

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.

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

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...

The new Food Act and how it will affect providers

The residential aged care sector has long maintained that providers should be exempt from the obligations set out in the new Food Act; however the Ministry for Primary Industries says the sector must comply with the new legislation.

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.

Operators urged to enter the ‘Oscars of Elder Care’

New Zealand retirement village operators, residential aged care providers and home care providers are urged to enter the 6th Asia-Pacific Elder Care Innovation Awards.

MDTs crossing boundaries in aged care

JUDE BARBACK looks at ongoing research into the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team approach in aged residential and home-based care.

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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