Feared loss of nurses to DHBs turning into reality, says aged care sector

The feared exit of aged care nurses to DHBs is eventuating, says the New Zealand Aged Care Association. One facility manager, working nights to cover roster gaps, fears the pay gap could “bleed aged care dry”. The nurses’ union NZNO argues that migration is not the answer.

Dairy leaders share vision of company providing food for healthy ageing

A Kiwi company that creates fortified food for healthy ageing has welcomed new investors on board.

World Sight Day: Look after your eyes in later years

One in 10 people over 70 develop glaucoma which can lead to sight loss. Blind Foundation’s Claire Fitzgerald reminds people of the importance of looking after your vision, especially in later life.

Family carers welcome improvements to family care policy

Family carers are delighted at the Government’s plans to improve the Funded Family Care policy and develop a new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan.

Equal Pay Amendment Bill introduced on Suffrage Day

Union E tū has welcomed the introduction of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill but BusinessNZ is concerned that the back pay clauses could raise sustainability issues for some employers.

“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.


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