Operators urged to enter the ‘Oscars of Elder Care’

New Zealand retirement village operators, residential aged care providers and home care providers are urged to enter the 6th Asia-Pacific Elder Care Innovation Awards.

Baby boomers buck ‘self indulgent’ beliefs

New research has dispelled the myth that baby boomers are self-indulgent. By Tamsyn Parker.

The Sending Love Movement gains momentum

Thousands of Christmas cards are being made and written for lonely residents in New Zealand's rest homes.

No consultation on new fire safety design requirements

Changes to the fire safety design requirement add yet another layer of compliance for aged care providers.

Clients feel impact of carers’ changing employment conditions

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.

Rest homes want pay equity issues addressed in contract

Unsurprisingly pay equity is the main point the aged care sector wants to see addressed in next year’s Age-Related Residential Care (ARRC) Services Agreement.

Isolated incident or tip of the iceberg?

Is the recent case of substandard care a one-off? Or is it indicative of a struggling sector in need of an overhaul? JUDE BARBACK looks at whether a full-scale inquiry into the rest home sector is warranted.

Pay equity bill scrapped

The new government has scrapped the pay equity bill, to the relief of union E tū.

Get ready for NZ’s biggest aged care equipment auction

From hoists to home theatre systems, from commode chairs to commercial ovens, aged care and retirement village providers will find everything they need at a massive aged care equipment auction in Auckland this month.

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s

As Parkinson's Awareness Week begins, we're reminded that there is still no cure for the condition. However, research shows that specialist exercise programmes can be beneficial for people with Parkinson's.


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