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‘Embracing the new normal’ the focus of this year’s NZACA conference

Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Annual Conference 2018.

Taranaki rest home faces closure due to pay equity struggles

A Taranaki rest home is facing closure, citing struggles to stay viable in the wake of the pay equity legislation.

When will older people’s oral health be a priority?

New research about the poor state of older New Zealanders’ oral health raises questions about whether we are really taking this important health issue seriously. By Jude Barback.

Budget 2018 wish lists for aged care and home support

The Australian Budget delivered funding increases for home care and residential aged care services – will the New Zealand Budget follow suit? INsite asks aged care and home support organisations what they would like to see in this year’s Budget.

Food back on the menu for NZACA awards

Entry into the 2018 NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards is now open, with the reappearance of the food award category.

Summerset inches closer towards entry into Australia

Summerset looks set to be the next Kiwi retirement village operator to expand into the Australian market, with the opening of an office in Melbourne.

DHBs hit back at NZACA report

District Health Boards say that the long wait times for rest home allocation quoted in the recent NZACA report don’t take into account alternative pathways following assessment, particularly ageing in place.

Live Stronger for Longer programme aims to prevent more falls

The Live Stronger for Longer movement is gaining strength in communities throughout New Zealand.

20 questions to mark 20 years of Eldernet

With Eldernet hitting the 20 year mark, Jude Barback asks founder ELEANOR BODGER about what inspired her to set up Eldernet and the changes she’s seen since.

New training initiative to help build a stronger palliative care workforce

A new partnership between Careerforce and Hospice New Zealand has seen the development of a fit-for-purpose assessment package to help support and build a strong palliative care workforce.
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