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Equal pay settlement reached – caregivers wages to increase

Employees of New Zealand’s aged care, community support and disability sectors will be pleased to hear that their pay will be increasing by a substantial amount, following the much-anticipated settlement of the long-running equal pay case.

Enabling Good Lives to guide changes to disability support system

Evaluations of the Christchurch and Waikato Enabling Good Lives (EGL) demonstrations will help guide the transformation of the disability support system, Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says.

Could community care be part of the answer to NZ’s rising dementia rates?

Alzheimers New Zealand's report on the Economic Impact of Dementia suggests that new models of care are urgently needed as the number of New Zealanders living with dementia is set to increase by nearly 300 per cent to 170,000 by 2050.

Privacy Commissioner rejects plans to collect clients’ data

The Privacy Commissioner's rejection of Government plans to collect clients' data has been welcomed by ComVoices, a Wellington-based network of national community and voluntary sector organisations.

Disability system transformation group announced

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the group responsible for designing the new disability support system.

Meet Labour’s new spokesperson for Health: Q&A with Dr David Clark

INsite editor Jude Barback asks Labour's new spokesperson for Health, Dr David Clark, about Labour's stance on issues relating to aged care, home health and retirement and the party's priorities when it comes to older New Zealanders.

Action plan launched for palliative care services

An action plan to address the growing demands on adult palliative care services has been launched, with a focus on responding to consumer feedback.

Exercise is the key to healthy ageing

Experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for independence in their later years.

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

Meeting the Minister: asking the tough questions

INsite editor Jude Barback asks Hon NICKY WAGNER, the new Associate Health Minister with responsibility for health of older people, to address the big issues affecting aged care and home and community support services including funding, sustainability, equal pay and palliative care.
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