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A caregiver’s duty that became a passion

Caregiver Filimone ‘Tukai’ Rainibogi didn’t expect that his first-hand experience supporting loved ones through difficult times would eventually lead him to a career that...

Careerforce receives top ratings in latest NZQA review

Industry training organisation Careerforce passes external audit with flying colours.

Training village managers

The Retirement Villages Association (RVA) recently conducted a major formal review of training for retirement village staff. JUDE BARBACK considers what the findings mean for retirement village managers.

Person-centred care – nice concept, but what actually is it?

JUDE BARBACK discovers the ingredients of the truly person-centred approach taken by Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital.

A day in the life of…an Enrolled Nurse

Enrolled Nurse (EN) Debbie Hamlin from Christchurch says aged care needs more ENs

InterRAI pilot makes it easier for RNs to become assessors

A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).

“Humbled and honoured” – Kristine Bartlett nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Aged care worker and equal pay crusader Kristine Bartlett has been named a finalist for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award.

Disability not stopping Wellington Support Worker achieve her goals

Support worker Jenna Maguren shows that her disability isn't a barrier to getting trained and qualified in her role.

Making progress: workforce discussions gain momentum with each conference

JUDE BARBACK attends the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference this week and takes heart from the clear progress and direction that is being made year on year in raising the status of one of New Zealand's most under-valued workforces.

Alternative career paths: the business and management pathway

In recent years there has been an increase in professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants. But what about those who want to pursue a more administrative career path? INsite looks at the exciting new business and management qualifications that are specifically relevant to the health and aged care setting.
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