Victoria Brown: Wholesale closures of facilities likely if things don’t change

Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) director VICTORIA BROWN says implementation of the pay equity settlement has brought many facilities to the brink of closure.

Julie Haggie: challenging year for home support

Home and Community Health Association (HCHA) chief executive JULIE HAGGIE says the implementation of guaranteed hours has had the biggest impact on the home support sector this year.

Simon Wallace: 2017 a year of massive change for aged care

New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) chief executive SIMON WALLACE says it has been a year of massive change, advocacy and negotiation for the aged care sector, largely due to the pay equity settlement.

John Collyns: People better off living in a retirement village

Executive director of Retirement Villages Association JOHN COLLYNS reflects on how 2017 played out for the retirement villages industry and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for 2018.

Day in the life of… a care home manager

INsite asks BARBARA NEWLANDS about a typical day in aged care and the highs and lows of the job.

Opinion: John Ryall – increasing pay is an investment in our health system

E Tu's John Ryall applauds the new Government for targeting low pay as a health investment.

Editorial: In loving memory

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK, reflects on her late grandfather's final years and how our aged care systems must flex and adapt to meet the many and varied needs of older New Zealanders.

Opinion: Ray Lind – the diversity of our care and support workforce

New Zealand is fortunate to have such rich cultural diversity and wealth of knowledge within our care and support workforce. In our new role assessing...

Candid Caregiver: how pay equity is shaping up for workers

INsite has a frank discussion with a community support worker about what the pay equity settlement agreement means to her and how its implementation...

Opinion: Paul Rea – the NZSP’s key concerns

Chair of the New Zealand Seniors Party (NZSP), PAUL REA, outlines three of the party's major concerns in the run-up to the General Election. One...


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