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.

“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.


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