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.
A Kiwi company that creates fortified food for healthy ageing has welcomed new investors on board.
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 are delighted at the Government’s plans to improve the Funded Family Care policy and develop a new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan.
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.
A small Southland rest home won the supreme award at last night’s New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Excellence in Care Awards ceremony.
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.
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 for new accessibility legislation were pleased to hear Minister Carmel Sepuloni state that addressing accessibility barriers is a major focus moving forward.
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.