Home care sector: on the edge of crisis

The home and community support services (HCSS) sector is on the edge of crisis as it becomes clear that some businesses will need to close, services cut and redundancies made following the Government’s failure to deliver on its promise to fully fund both the pay equity settlement and the implementation of guaranteed hours. By JUDE BARBACK.

Part B of travel time settlement no answer to sector’s funding problems

Over two years since the home and community support services (HCSS) sector and unions reached agreement with the Government over the In-Between Travel Time Settlement, the second part of the settlement – moving to a regularised workforce – is finally taking shape. But is it enough to sustain an already stretched sector? asks JUDE BARBACK.

Not your average apprentice

Combining an Apprenticeship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation with her experience in Spinal Cord Injury seemed like natural progression for veteran health worker Sally Brown.

New Zealanders’ work for seniors recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A woman who has given more than 45 years’ service to older New Zealanders has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours released today.

How to get a six-pack in your sixties

'Gymtimidation' is a thing of the past for older adults with the launch of a new fitness programme that has been dubbed 'Netflix for fitness'.

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.

Presbyterian Support’s Enliven named NZ’s most trusted aged care brand

Presbyterian Support (Enliven) has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Aged Care and Retirement Villages Brand.

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.

Geneva Healthcare makes a difference for hospice

In support of Hospice Awareness Week 2017 this week (15 – 21 May) Geneva Healthcare is leading a company-wide pledge to donate goods to Hospice retail shops around New Zealand.

Pay rise can’t come fast enough for caregivers, new research shows

The Government's pay rise for caregivers can't come fast enough for New Zealand aged care workers, reveals new research.


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