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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!

Health a Budget winner, but nothing specific for aged care or home care

Despite the lack of specific information relating to residential aged care, providers are pleased to see Budget 2018 deliver a big funding injection into health, including an extra $2.2 billion for District Health Boards (DHBs) over four years.

Discriminatory and unfair: Family carer policies under attack again

New research raises fresh concerns about family carer payment policies. The Government is investigating but change can’t come fast enough for family carers.

Ray Lind resigns as Careerforce CEO

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Careerforce’s Ray Lind, who today announced his resignation from the industry training organisation.

Budget 2018 wish lists for aged care and home support

The Australian Budget delivered funding increases for home care and residential aged care services – will the New Zealand Budget follow suit? INsite asks aged care and home support organisations what they would like to see in this year’s Budget.

Food back on the menu for NZACA awards

Entry into the 2018 NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards is now open, with the reappearance of the food award category.

Renewed calls for inquiry into pension portability

Campaigners for an inquiry into pension portability have been told they'll have to continue to wait while the Government investigates aspects of the New Zealand Superannuation scheme.

Summerset inches closer towards entry into Australia

Summerset looks set to be the next Kiwi retirement village operator to expand into the Australian market, with the opening of an office in Melbourne.

Palliative care specialists slam End of Life Choice Bill

Leading palliative care specialists say the focus should be on strengthening end of life care rather than introducing euthanasia legislation.

New trial of disability supports system announced

A new disability supports system will be trialled in MidCentral from October this year.
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