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.
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.
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.
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 Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the group responsible for designing the new disability support system.
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.
An action plan to address the growing demands on adult palliative care services has been launched, with a focus on responding to consumer feedback.
Experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for independence in their later years.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.
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.