Equal pay on cards for mental health workers

The Government says it will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers.

Wellington site serves baby boomers for second time

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 rest home set to close

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.

Is Disputes Tribunal the right avenue for complaints about 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.

New Ministerial Advisory Group formed hot on heels of CEO’s resignation

The urgent establishment of a five member Ministerial Advisory Group has been announced this morning by Health Minister Dr David Clark.

Aged care sector puts pressure on Govt to sort out immigration

A new report highlighting the looming aged care worker shortage calls for action from the new Government to address the problems arising from the immigration settings introduced earlier this year.

Operators urged to enter the ‘Oscars of Elder Care’

New Zealand retirement village operators, residential aged care providers and home care providers are urged to enter the 6th Asia-Pacific Elder Care Innovation Awards.

Baby boomers buck ‘self indulgent’ beliefs

New research has dispelled the myth that baby boomers are self-indulgent. By Tamsyn Parker.

The Sending Love Movement gains momentum

Thousands of Christmas cards are being made and written for lonely residents in New Zealand's rest homes.

No consultation on new fire safety design requirements

Changes to the fire safety design requirement add yet another layer of compliance for aged care providers.


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