NZACA chief executive Martin Taylor’s claim that the association’s new website findaresthome.co.nz is the only website in New Zealand that collates information around aged residential care into one place is disputed by Eldernet director Eleanor Bodger.
Last night’s Campbell Live feature, which accused the new management of Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital of reducing the home’s activities programme, has been met with scorn by Graham Wilkinson, director of Retirement Assets Limited.
Rest home caregivers and community support workers could be in for a substantial wage increase as a source close to the ongoing equal pay negotiations between government, unions and the aged care and community support sectors reveals the parties are nearing settlement.
My decision to select Whare Aroha for this issue’s ‘snoop around’ could possibly be seen as a lazy choice, given that it is a mere five minutes’ walk from the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, the venue for this year’s NZACA conference.
Strike action by the members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) continues after attempts at mediation with employer Oceania fail to resolve the ongoing pay dispute.
The statutory supervisor for Kate Sheppard Gardens says it will be looking for ‘wriggle room’ to return to residents more than their contract allows.