Appeal could see changes to Funded Family Care policy

A successful appeal against a Ministry of Health's application of the Funded Family Care policy could spell change for the policy, especially under a Government that has suggested a review is on the cards.

Positive thinking about ageing can reduce risk for dementia

New research shows that the way older people think about ageing may have an impact on how likely they are to develop dementia.

Good news for villages as Rates Rebate Amendment Bill gets green light

Residents of retirement villages will be pleased to hear the Rates Rebate Amendment Bill has now received cross-party support after changes were made to the original version.

The push for new accessibility legislation

Calls for a new accessibility law will be heard at Parliament today.

“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.

Older Kiwis in better health – but cost still a barrier for many

A Commonwealth Fund survey found older New Zealanders are in better health than older adults in the ten other countries surveyed, but a relatively high percentage of older Kiwis still face cost-related barriers to healthcare services.

New research on sleep and older adults

Researchers have found that sleep plays an important role in improving brain function.

Growing the Silver Economy

Social gerontologist Carole Gordon talks to JUDE BARBACK about why New Zealanders need to change their attitudes towards older people and embrace age-friendly policies in order to reap the benefits of the rapidly growing silver economy.

Seniors look for action on pension policy promises

A group of older New Zealanders want to see the new Government take action on making changes to overseas pensions legislation, but Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin says they need to be patient as the new Government prioritises its actions.

Equal pay on cards for mental health workers

The Government says it will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers.


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