No consultation on new fire safety design requirements

Changes to the fire safety design requirement add yet another layer of compliance for aged care providers.

Day in the life of… a care home manager

INsite asks BARBARA NEWLANDS about a typical day in aged care and the highs and lows of the job.

Careerforce receives top ratings in latest NZQA review

Industry training organisation Careerforce passes external audit with flying colours.

Rest homes want pay equity issues addressed in contract

Unsurprisingly pay equity is the main point the aged care sector wants to see addressed in next year’s Age-Related Residential Care (ARRC) Services Agreement.

Isolated incident or tip of the iceberg?

Is the recent case of substandard care a one-off? Or is it indicative of a struggling sector in need of an overhaul? JUDE BARBACK looks at whether a full-scale inquiry into the rest home sector is warranted.

Get ready for NZ’s biggest aged care equipment auction

From hoists to home theatre systems, from commode chairs to commercial ovens, aged care and retirement village providers will find everything they need at a massive aged care equipment auction in Auckland this month.

Mental health workers look to new Govt for equal pay settlement

Mental health support workers are clinging to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pre-election assurance that mental health workers would be included in the equal pay settlement, which applies only to aged care, disability, and home support workers.

Metlifecare receives green light for new facility in Tauranga

New Tauranga care facility to take on popular household format.

Minimum wage increase likely to place further strain on providers

While the union E tū has welcomed plans to lift the minimum wage to $20 by 2021, aged care and home care providers are nervous that the increase might prove to be the last straw.

The new Health Minister’s plans for aged care

INsite looks at incoming health minister Dr David Clark's intentions for aged care.


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