From July 1 caregivers will receive a pay rise between 15 and 50 per cent, depending on their qualifications and/or experience.
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.
Dawn Murphy works on reception and manages resident services for Selwyn St Andrews Village in Cambridge. INsite asks her about how she got into her role, what she loves about it and what she’d like to see changed for New Zealand’s senior citizens.
News that Filipina rest home worker Julie Garcia could be deported despite being a valued employee at Kaitaia’s Switzer Residential Care home for the past ten years, has angered those who say we need migrant workers to boost our aged care workforce.
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.
A new research project is looking to understand why older women, particularly those living alone, are at increased risk of homelessness, poverty and other factors affecting their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
University of Canterbury researchers at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research have revealed an innovative new treatment for people with swallowing impairments.
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.
The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.