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“It’s been an amazing journey” – Small Southland rest home wins the big prize

A small Southland rest home won the supreme award at last night’s New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Excellence in Care Awards ceremony.

Aged care workforce faces gaping hole unless government addresses immigration

Unless Government action is taken soon to address immigration and ANZSCO settings, New Zealand will witness an exodus of migrant aged care workers, leaving a gaping hole in New Zealand’s aged care workforce. JUDE BARBACK finds out what the hold-up is.

Overmedication is injuring older people: world-first study

A world-first study reveals that over-medication increases the likelihood of older people falling and injuring themselves, which can lead to premature death.

Advocates encouraged by progress towards accessibility legislation

Advocates for new accessibility legislation were pleased to hear Minister Carmel Sepuloni state that addressing accessibility barriers is a major focus moving forward.

Eldernet founder a finalist in Woman of Influence Awards

One of the aged care sector's most popular and influential people, Eleanor Bodger, has been named a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards.

Hawke’s Bay retirement village chef takes out competition

Senior Lifestyle Cuisine cooking competition put chefs from retirement villages and aged care facilities through their paces.

Helping older Kiwis improve their financial know-how

Older New Zealanders are one of the groups that BNZ's Closed For Good will be focussing on today.

Aged care sector faces nurse shortage

The rest home sector has raised serious concerns about the shortage of aged care nurses as DHB-union negotiations and current immigration policy settings are likely to deter many nurses from working in aged care.

Largest ageing study in NZ says older people happy, healthy and keen to work

A NZ Herald article reports on the findings of an ageing study which shows that older people can and want to remain in the workforce.

Primary care teams urged to apply for quality improvement programme

Applications are open for Whakakotahi 2019, a quality improvement programme which involves the Health Quality & Safety Commission partnering with primary care teams to work on improvement projects.
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