Rest homes fear closure following pay equity settlement

Residential aged care providers are feeling “horror and disgust” as they learn that the Government’s pay equity funding won’t cover their costs, leaving many facilities with no choice but to consider redundancies and closure.

The difference between the Australian and New Zealand aged care industries

With a new report released on the status of Australia’s aged care and retirement industry, INsite asked industry experts Ryman Healthcare’s Gordon MacLeod and Forsyth Barr’s Jeremy Simpson to comment on the similarities and differences between the Australian and New Zealand aged care sectors.

Opinion: what the pay equity settlement really means for aged care

INsite editor JUDE BARBACK reflects on what yesterday's pay equity settlement announcement means for the sectors involved.

Meeting the Minister: asking the tough questions

INsite editor Jude Barback asks Hon NICKY WAGNER, the new Associate Health Minister with responsibility for health of older people, to address the big issues affecting aged care and home and community support services including funding, sustainability, equal pay and palliative care.


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