INsite looks at measures taken to alleviate loneliness, something that affects 20 per cent of older New Zealanders.
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.
The Government says it will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support 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.
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.
interRAI assessment data is now more accessible and hands-on thanks to the release of a new data visualisation tool.
Industry training organisation Careerforce passes external audit with flying colours.
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.
All three coalition partners in the new Government agreed before the election that Funded Family Care needs to be improved.
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.