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New Zealanders’ work for seniors recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A woman who has given more than 45 years’ service to older New Zealanders has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours released today.

How to get a six-pack in your sixties

'Gymtimidation' is a thing of the past for older adults with the launch of a new fitness programme that has been dubbed 'Netflix for fitness'.

Budget 2017: Boost for Disability Support Services

Disability support services and mental health services were among the winners in yesterday's health Budget, which delivered a much-needed extra $3.9 billion over four years for the health sector.

Presbyterian Support’s Enliven named NZ’s most trusted aged care brand

Presbyterian Support (Enliven) has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Aged Care and Retirement Villages Brand.

NZCare Disability to take over IDEA Services’ home-based support services

Following IDEA Services decision to exit from its contract for home support for people with intellectual disabilities, HealthCare NZ has announced that its specialist disability provider NZCare Disability will deliver these services when IDEA Services exits.

Geneva Healthcare makes a difference for hospice

In support of Hospice Awareness Week 2017 this week (15 – 21 May) Geneva Healthcare is leading a company-wide pledge to donate goods to Hospice retail shops around New Zealand.

Pay rise can’t come fast enough for caregivers, new research shows

The Government's pay rise for caregivers can't come fast enough for New Zealand aged care workers, reveals new research.

Providers get ready for pay equity implementation

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) has been inundated with queries from providers as they try to meet Ministry of Health requirements relating to the pay equity settlement in time for the implementation of increased wages.

Elder abuse happens in New Zealand too

With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day just around the corner (15th June), it is time to reflect on the fact that elder abuse happens right here in Zealand and that it needs to stop.

Pay equity settlement signed – caregivers poised for pay increase on 1 July

Things have moved rapidly since the Government’s pay equity announcement. Legislation is underway, implementation plans are progressing, and caregivers can expect to receive a pay rise from 1 July 2017 onwards.
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