Aged care worker and equal pay crusader Kristine Bartlett has been named a finalist for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award.
A Commonwealth Fund survey found older New Zealanders are in better health than older adults in the ten other countries surveyed, but a relatively high percentage of older Kiwis still face cost-related barriers to healthcare services.
Researchers have found that sleep plays an important role in improving brain function.
Social gerontologist Carole Gordon talks to JUDE BARBACK about why New Zealanders need to change their attitudes towards older people and embrace age-friendly policies in order to reap the benefits of the rapidly growing silver economy.
A group of older New Zealanders want to see the new Government take action on making changes to overseas pensions legislation, but Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin says they need to be patient as the new Government prioritises its actions.
The Government says it will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers.
A Wellington site that housed a university campus built in the 1960s for the baby boomers could serve the same generation as they come into retirement.
Westport's Dunsford Ward rest home is set to close due to a failure to meet building compliance and a shift in focus to community-based care.
The new fund to help people take complaints against rest homes to the Disputes Tribunal begs the question: are the existing complaints channels within the residential aged care sector up to scratch? By JUDE BARBACK.
The urgent establishment of a five member Ministerial Advisory Group has been announced this morning by Health Minister Dr David Clark.