Rest home-kindy partnership wins top prize at NZACA awards

A cute robotic seal, a dementia-friendly garden makeover, a sensory room, a staff hikoi across Tongariro Crossing, a rest home café, and a partnership with a local kindergarten all featured among the finalist presentations of this year’s NZACA/EBOS Excellence in Care Awards.

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.

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.

“Keep evolving”: The big ‘take away’ from this year’s RVA conference

Innovate or die. Evolve or perish. The general coffee-break consensus among delegates was that this was the major ‘take home’ message from this week’s Retirement Villages Association (RVA) Conference in Sydney, attended by JUDE BARBACK.

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.

Conference reports

Careerforce Workforce Development Conference, 2–3 November 2015, Wellington.

Wit and wisdom awaits at this year’s RVA conference

The Retirement Villages Association’s annual conference heads across the ditch to Sydney in June 2017. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘evolution’ and delegates will be hard-pushed to select a favourite fixture on the programme – golf tournament and gala dinner aside, naturally.

Technology in the spotlight of the NZACA conference

It was mostly about technology at the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s annual conference, held this week in Auckland.

Pay equity and immigration the big talking points at NZACA conference

JUDE BARBACK says the NZACA's annual conference couldn't have come at a better time.

Conference report: Retirement Villages Association (RVA), 15-17 June, ‘Opportunities and high demand’

JANET BROWN reports on the recent RVA conference in Melbourne.

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