No ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to loneliness

INsite looks at measures taken to alleviate loneliness, something that affects 20 per cent of older New Zealanders.

Growing the Silver Economy

Social gerontologist Carole Gordon talks to JUDE BARBACK about why New Zealanders need to change their attitudes towards older people and embrace age-friendly policies in order to reap the benefits of the rapidly growing silver economy.

Equal pay on cards for mental health workers

The Government says it will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers.

John Ryall: 2017 a bumper year for aged care workers

E tū's Assistant National Secretary JOHN RYALL says the problems with funding the pay equity settlement should not detract from the justice of delivering higher pay for care workers.

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.

New tool makes interRAI data come alive

interRAI assessment data is now more accessible and hands-on thanks to the release of a new data visualisation tool.

Careerforce receives top ratings in latest NZQA review

Industry training organisation Careerforce passes external audit with flying colours.

Clients feel impact of carers’ changing employment conditions

Home support clients are noticing the pressures on their caregivers. Is it due to pay equity, the implementation of guaranteed hours, changes to travel time or funders' expectations? The answer could be 'all of the above' suggests JUDE BARBACK.

Could Funded Family Care be on the way out?

All three coalition partners in the new Government agreed before the election that Funded Family Care needs to be improved.

Minimum wage increase likely to place further strain on providers

While the union E tū has welcomed plans to lift the minimum wage to $20 by 2021, aged care and home care providers are nervous that the increase might prove to be the last straw.


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