New research raises questions about rest home admissions

New international research suggests rest home admissions in low and middle-income countries are often not based on care needs, but other factors.

No signs of an ANZSCO review any time soon

Aged care providers relying on migrant workers are eager to see the review of the skills classification system ANZSCO get underway as promised. However, there is no sign of the review happening any time soon.

Kiwi finalists get ready for Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards

REBEKAH FRASER talks to the New Zealand organisations in with a chance of taking home awards at the "Oscars of Elder Care".

Residents welcome an end to weekly fees on empty retirement units

Metlifecare's decision to end weekly fees on empty units has been applauded by residents, however retirement village operators are still legally entitled to charge these fees under current legislation.

Aging for Beginners – How to enter the twilight years successfully

The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process.

Retirement villages want exemption from overseas investment law changes

The Overseas Investment Bill is causing concern among some retirement village operators and aged care providers as the new legislation could potentially hamper their expansion.

HDC case highlights need for expertise in rest homes

Lessons can be learned from a case brought to the Health & Disability Commission where rest home staff were found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in a resident’s care.

Kristine Bartlett wins New Zealander of the Year

Aged care worker Kristine Bartlett won New Zealander of the Year for her fight alongside union E tū for equal pay for care and support workers. Her win has prompted questions about how far we have to go to fully address pay equity in New Zealand.

Aussie Govt called to address elder financial abuse – but changes needed in NZ...

The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) has called on the Australian Federal Government to act now on financial abuse against the elderly and resolve three key issues by Christmas, but Age Concern New Zealand says we need action here and now in New Zealand.

Clown Doctors NZ face difficult times

Clown Doctors NZ has made the decision to disestablish its Trust due to a shortage of funds, but hopes to continue the service under a different structure.


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