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“Bring it on”: NZACA responds to calls for review of standards and staffing levels

The New Zealand Aged Care Association says the Government needs to step up and address some of the underlying challenges facing the residential aged care sector before it considers the review of sector standards and staffing levels called for by the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation.

Eldernet founder a finalist in Woman of Influence Awards

One of the aged care sector's most popular and influential people, Eleanor Bodger, has been named a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards.

Secure dementia units and consent

A report raising concern about admitting people into secure dementia units without their informed consent fails to acknowledge the difficulties in obtaining consent from people with cognitive impairment and the processes providers rely on to ensure the safety and care of these residents.

‘Give a little, take a little, let our hearts break a little’ – diversity...

Why do we still struggle with accommodating diversity in the workplace? And what can employers do about it? Professor Edwina Pio talks to Jude Barback about culture and diversity in aged care settings.

“Lazy language” around retirement living options can be misleading

Village Guide founder Paula Bishop says its time to educate media and the general public about the correct terminology when talking about retirement villages and age care facilities.

Aged care staff shortages will affect people with dementia

Alzheimers New Zealand chief executive Catherine Hall is concerned that further staff shortages in aged care will put more strain on a system that is already "chronically under-resourced and under-funded".

From rest home window cleaner to gerontological researcher

Dr Veronique Boscart’s keynote is bound to be a highlight of the NZACA conference next month. Jude Barback gets a sneak preview of what this international gerontological researcher has in store for delegates.

Delinquent-turned-doctor not to be missed at conference

Jude Barback is looking forward to hearing Dr Paul Wood's compelling story and message at this year's NZACA conference.

Aged care sector faces nurse shortage

The rest home sector has raised serious concerns about the shortage of aged care nurses as DHB-union negotiations and current immigration policy settings are likely to deter many nurses from working in aged care.

New ageing strategy will respond to changing demographics

Director of the Office for Seniors, Diane Turner, says that dramatic demographic changes in the senior community requires the country to take a fresh look at the issues that matter for older people.
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