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A typical day in the life of…a village manager

Andrea Allott is village manager at Bupa’s Ballarat Retirement Village in Rangiora. INsite asks her about the path she took to get into this role, what she loves about her job, and what she’d like to see change in New Zealand’s aged care and retirement industries.

Decline in new nurses in mentored rest home programmes

The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.

New online dementia education resource

A new online dementia education resource has been created to support GPs and practice nurses to build confidence, competence and consistency in assessing, diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Alternative career paths: the business and management pathway

In recent years there has been an increase in professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants. But what about those who want to pursue a more administrative career path? INsite looks at the exciting new business and management qualifications that are specifically relevant to the health and aged care setting.

NZTC now offering healthcare quals

Two new qualifications will help provide solid pathways into jobs in the aged care, community support, disability and other healthcare sectors as well as professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants.

Open minds, open doors – more please!

The home and community support services (HCSS) sector is crying out for more training opportunities like Open Minds, Open Doors, following the success of the popular dementia training programme.

Are migrant workers robbing New Zealanders of jobs in aged care?

The aged care industry has taken exception to recent immigration policies that make it harder for migrants to gain work in New Zealand. JUDE BARBACK looks critically at the immigration debate in the context of aged care.

Two new quals for healthcare assistants

Two new qualifications will help provide solid pathways into jobs in the aged care, community support, disability and other healthcare sectors as well as professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants.

Indian nurses as caregivers in New Zealand

NYEMUDZAI ESTHER NGOCHA-CHADEROPA shares the stories of four Indian nurses working as caregivers in New Zealand residential aged care facilities. Their experiences – at times distressing – differ significantly from their expectations of life and work in New Zealand.

Our aged-care workforce: should we be looking overseas, or under our noses?

Migrant workers comprise a significant and growing chunk of New Zealand’s aged care workforce. But with global competition at play, what should we be doing to make our aged care roles more appealing for people both from overseas and in New Zealand?
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