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Julie Haggie leaves the home care sector

Upon announcing her decision to step down as chief executive of the Home and Community Health Association (HCHA), Julie Haggie shares some of the highlights and challenges of the past eight years with INsite.

Seniors housing a focus at Homespace forum

Sufficient suitable homes must be built for older people and others with accessibility needs when planning for social housing in the future, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa told Homespace forum delegates yesterday. Rachel Helyer Donaldson reports.

All suggestions welcome for new positive ageing strategy

Plans are underway to implement a new positive ageing strategy.

HealthCare NZ appoints acting chief executive

Louise Zacest has been appointed as Acting Chief Executive of HealthCare NZ following the resignation of chief executive Jaimes Wood.

Funding clarified for pay equity settlement extension

The pay equity settlement extension to include mental health and addiction support workers will be funded on an ‘actuals’ basis, as per the home and community support services sector, until the end of September.

Wood resigns as HealthCare NZ CEO

HealthCare NZ chief executive Jaimes Wood resigns

Retirement village residents finally entitled to rates rebate

After years of lobbying, legislation has been amended to recognise that retirement village residents are rate payers and are entitled to apply for a rebate.

Following the clues to elder abuse

The Office for Seniors is reaching out to older New Zealanders through crosswords to mark this year’s World Elder Abuse Day on Friday.

Clarity needed around premium charging and aged care costs

Do the aged care and retirement village industries need to clarify their cost structures around premium rooms and aged care costs in general?

Ombudsman to monitor rest homes

The Ombudsman is to monitor and inspect residential aged care facilities, but who will foot the cost?
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