Isolated incident or tip of the iceberg?

Is the recent case of substandard care a one-off? Or is it indicative of a struggling sector in need of an overhaul? JUDE BARBACK looks at whether a full-scale inquiry into the rest home sector is warranted.

Pay equity bill scrapped

The new government has scrapped the pay equity bill, to the relief of union E tū.

Get ready for NZ’s biggest aged care equipment auction

From hoists to home theatre systems, from commode chairs to commercial ovens, aged care and retirement village providers will find everything they need at a massive aged care equipment auction in Auckland this month.

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s

As Parkinson's Awareness Week begins, we're reminded that there is still no cure for the condition. However, research shows that specialist exercise programmes can be beneficial for people with Parkinson's.

New lobby group in support of residents with dementia

Concerns over aged care policy and funding decisions and their impact on standards of care have prompted the establishment of a lobby group to support those in dementia care.

Metlifecare receives green light for new facility in Tauranga

New Tauranga care facility to take on popular household format.

Minimum wage increase likely to place further strain on providers

While the union E tū has welcomed plans to lift the minimum wage to $20 by 2021, aged care and home care providers are nervous that the increase might prove to be the last straw.

The new Health Minister’s plans for aged care

INsite looks at incoming health minister Dr David Clark's intentions for aged care.

Aged care and home care sectors welcome new Government

The aged care sector is keen to discuss a number of key issues with the new coalition government, including pay equity, immigration and interRAI.

Selwyn defends staff pay rates

Selwyn Foundation's Garry Smith countered an attack on Selwyn's wage rates by the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand saying they are increasing pay rates as they can afford it.


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