INsite on Radio New Zealand to discuss pay equity article

INsite's breaking story about the way the residential aged care sector has been funded has caused quite a stir. Today it featured on Radio NZ's Nine to Noon programme.

International Day of Older Persons – cause for celebration

International Day of Older Persons - which fell on 1st October - was cause for a party for home healthcare provider Pacific Homecare.

Winston watch: how NZ First could affect aged care and seniors policies

It looks like New Zealand First holds the cards to our future government. INsite looks at how the two most likely coalition scenarios could affect seniors, aged care and community support services.

Breaking news: Rest homes overfunded by $34m while others face closure

A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.

Free shingles vaccine coming for over 65s

Pharmac has announced it is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018.

Seniors policy supports Superannuation and SuperGold

National released its Seniors policy over the weekend, which included a boost of $680 a year per couple in New Zealand superannuation payments from 1 April next year.

Support workers acknowledged by their clients at Geneva’s Spring Ball

Clients with disabilities expressed their appreciation for support workers at Geneva Healthcare's annual Spring Ball.

Home support providers “shocked” by pay equity funding shortfall

Home support providers have identified a $4.2 million hole in the Government’s funding of their staff annual leave entitlements. Providers fear that the shortfall in pay equity funding will force difficult decisions about quality of care, staffing and ultimately the sustainability of the home support sector. By JUDE BARBACK.

Australian aged care review shows progress but more work to do

Across the ditch, Australia's Aged Care Legislated Review report has been welcomed by Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) as a critical milestone in the aged care reform journey

Aged care inquiry: the 13 recommendations dissected

The findings of the inquiry into New Zealand’s aged care sector by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have been published. JUDE BARBACK dissects the report’s 13 recommendations.
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