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Following the clues to elder abuse

The Office for Seniors is reaching out to older New Zealanders through crosswords to mark this year’s World Elder Abuse Day on Friday.

Clarity needed around premium charging and aged care costs

Do the aged care and retirement village industries need to clarify their cost structures around premium rooms and aged care costs in general?

Ombudsman to monitor rest homes

The Ombudsman is to monitor and inspect residential aged care facilities, but who will foot the cost?

Mission Rest Home closure “extremely sad” for staff and residents

Taranaki rest home closes after struggling to keep up with pay equity costs.

Aged care and home support feature in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Recipients from the aged care and home support sectors made their way onto the Queen's Birthday Honours list this year.

Pay equity funding increased for rest homes – but some will continue to struggle

This year’s Age Related Residential Care (ARRC) Contract negotiations have gone some way to help protect residential aged care providers from the damaging effects of pay equity – however, with the averaging formula still in place, there will continue to be providers who suffer as a result of the settlement.

Malyon House scoops award two years running

As the 2018 Aged Advisor People’s Choice Awards are awarded, one rest home is particularly pleased their efforts have been recognized again.

‘Embracing the new normal’ the focus of this year’s NZACA conference

Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Annual Conference 2018.

Older Kiwis most affected by cyber threats

Older Kiwis are particularly subject to cyber security breaches, according to a new report.

Top of the Pops (and Nanas)

As Young@Heart gets ready to perform the latest hit music in Christchurch, INsite finds out a bit more about New Zealand’s oldest chorus. For a chance to win a double pass – see the end of the article!
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