“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.

Wellington site serves baby boomers for second time

A Wellington site that housed a university campus built in the 1960s for the baby boomers could serve the same generation as they come into retirement.

Westport rest home set to close

Westport's Dunsford Ward rest home is set to close due to a failure to meet building compliance and a shift in focus to community-based care.

Is Disputes Tribunal the right avenue for complaints about care?

The new fund to help people take complaints against rest homes to the Disputes Tribunal begs the question: are the existing complaints channels within the residential aged care sector up to scratch? By JUDE BARBACK.

New Ministerial Advisory Group formed hot on heels of CEO’s resignation

The urgent establishment of a five member Ministerial Advisory Group has been announced this morning by Health Minister Dr David Clark.


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