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Politicians show lack of understanding of challenges facing residential aged care sector

A political panel at the NZACA conference did little to quell providers' concerns about pay equity and immigration issues.

“Terrifying, thought-provoking and pungent”: Day One of the NZACA conference

JUDE BARBACK reflects on the first day of the 2017 New Zealand Aged Care Association conference in Rotorua.

Aged care policies need more bite as election looms

More political discussion on aged care and seniors policies needed as the countdown to the election begins.

Things set to get political at NZACA conference

Providers attending the NZACA conference will be interested to hear what the Associate Minister for Health and a political panel have to say about the state of aged care in New Zealand.

Protecting people with dementia against theft

This being Money Week, it is fitting that the Dementia Auckland's annual Symposium held later this month will focus on protecting people with dementia against scams and theft.

Making progress: workforce discussions gain momentum with each conference

JUDE BARBACK attends the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference this week and takes heart from the clear progress and direction that is being made year on year in raising the status of one of New Zealand's most under-valued workforces.

Opposition MPs set to oppose employment pay equity bill

Opposition political parties indicate their lack of support for the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill as it faces its first reading.

Moved to tears: celebrating the first health and wellbeing apprenticeships

Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.

Caregivers need to show more self-compassion

How can we care for ourselves better? This is one of the questions Professor Bruce Stevens will be asking delegates of The Selwyn Foundation’s Ageing...

Story of a stroke survivor

In the run-up to the annual South Island Stroke Study Day, we share this story of a husband and wife who are both stroke survivors...
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