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.

Julie Haggie: challenging year for home support

Home and Community Health Association (HCHA) chief executive JULIE HAGGIE says the implementation of guaranteed hours has had the biggest impact on the home support sector this year.

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.

Aged care provider rescues social housing village

Stevenson Village would likely have been bought by a property developer had HBH Senior Living not purchased the Auckland social housing village.

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.

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.

Migrant workers discouraged when home support sector needs them most

Home and Community Health Association chief executive Julie Haggie tells INsite she fears the recent immigration policy changes will discourage migrant workers at a...

Equal pay flow-on effect begins: Mental health workers lodge claim

From 1 July, care and support workers in aged care, disability care and home support will receive a pay increase as a result of the Equal Pay settlement. However, mental health support workers aren't included in the settlement, prompting unions PSA and E tū to lodge on their behalf an equal pay claim with the Employment Relations Authority.

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.

RDNS changes name to Bolton Clarke

One of Australia’s largest not-for-profit aged care, health and independent living providers has a new name.

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