International Day of Older Persons – cause for celebration

International Day of Older Persons - which fell on 1st October - was cause for a party for home healthcare provider Pacific Homecare.

Study group the way to success for Tongan support worker

A peer mentoring programme proved to be instrumental to Tongan support worker Ainise Toupili's learning success.

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.

InterRAI data reveals concerns over dementia care at home

InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.

Support workers acknowledged by their clients at Geneva’s Spring Ball

Clients with disabilities expressed their appreciation for support workers at Geneva Healthcare's annual Spring Ball.

Home support providers “shocked” by pay equity funding shortfall

Home support providers have identified a $4.2 million hole in the Government’s funding of their staff annual leave entitlements. Providers fear that the shortfall in pay equity funding will force difficult decisions about quality of care, staffing and ultimately the sustainability of the home support sector. By JUDE BARBACK.

Aged care inquiry: the 13 recommendations dissected

The findings of the inquiry into New Zealand’s aged care sector by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have been published. JUDE BARBACK dissects the report’s 13 recommendations.

Call for more help services in the home

This Gisborne Herald article discusses the need for better access to community services to support older people in their homes.

Updated Pasifika Disability Plan expected to improve access to services

Pasifika disabled people are typically low users of disability support services and an updated Pasifika disability plan is expected to change this.

It’s ok to grieve: coping with a death of a resident or client

People working in residential aged care, home and community support services and retirement villages are likely to encounter the death of a resident or client. Australian provider Karuna says it's ok to grieve, and suggests some coping strategies.
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