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Stroke survivor and carer shares experience with stroke study day attendees

Almost 250 stroke service providers, stroke teams, general practitioners and practice nurses from across the South Island learnt about a wide range of stroke-specific topics at the annual South Island Stroke Study Day. The event focused on enhancing the daily practice of stroke delivery and quality care and included the management of post-stroke depression, and the transition from hospital to home.

Age of eligibility for NZ Super set to increase

The Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has released her recommendations for changes to New Zealand Super as part of her 2016 review of retirement income policies.

Retirement village comparison tool launching soon

AgedAdvisor is about to launch a new tool that allows users to compare entry ages, purchase price ranges, deferred fee models and weekly maintenance charges. However the Retirement Villages Association thinks comparing these features is not so straightforward.

NZACA hits back at $26/hr union claim

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) has hit back at suggestions made recently in the New Zealand Nurse's Organisation's (NZNO) magazine Kai Tiaki that a "top pay rate of $26 an hour" is likely to emerge as the Equal Pay settlement for care and support workers.

New dementia design resource welcomed

The residential aged care sector is pleased to see that a new dementia design handbook has been released as an information resource rather than formal guidelines.

Equal pay principles signal pay increase for caregivers

Aged care workers may be a step closer to a pay rise after recommendations for new principles for equal pay were announced yesterday.

Careerforce and Health Ed Trust to merge

Careerforce and Health Ed Trust (HET) have announced their intention to merge.

An end to the capital loss clause

Retirement village residents are keen to see an end to the capital loss clause, and the Retirement Village Association (RVA) confirms the clause has “probably had its day”.

New Zealand Aged Care Association appoints new chief executive

Simon Wallace has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), replacing Martin Taylor, who left the Association at the beginning of April.

Home care services under threat

Home and community support services are under threat because the current funding model for the sector is unsustainable.
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