Aged care and home care sectors welcome new Government

The aged care sector is keen to discuss a number of key issues with the new coalition government, including pay equity, immigration and interRAI.

Selwyn defends staff pay rates

Selwyn Foundation's Garry Smith countered an attack on Selwyn's wage rates by the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand saying they are increasing pay rates as they can afford it.

Aged care providers gear up for ARRC contract negotiations

Aged care providers gear up for 2018/19 Age-Related Residential Care (ARRC) Services Agreement negotiations.

Resistance band programme gets residents moving

A resistance band training programme gets residents moving and having fun.

The Pay Equity methodology explained

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.

Editorial: In loving memory

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 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.

Winston watch: how NZ First could affect aged care and seniors policies

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.

New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

Breaking news: Rest homes overfunded by $34m while others face closure

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.

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