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Home or away: is the grass greener overseas for retirees?

Following last week’s article on whether the grass is greener here or abroad, INsite asks International Living Australia’s editor Victoria Harmer her thoughts on the topic.

Ageing with a disability “sucks”, says long-time advocate

69-year-old John McIntosh talks to Mary Anne Gill from the Life Unlimited Trust about ageing, disability and the importance of independence "for your soul".

Opinion: Laurie Hilsgen – Government needs to review carer policies

Chief executive of Carers NZ LAURIE HILSGEN says the Government needs to take a fresh look at policies related to caring, including the Funded Family Care policy.

InterRAI progress – and a farewell

DR JUDITH DAVEY reflects on the progress that has been made during her time on the interRAI Governance Board.

Adam Taylor: From retirement village to lifestyle development – the transformation of aged care...

Ignite director ADAM TAYLOR says design firms play an important role in reimagining retirement villages and aged care facilities as they evolve to meet changing client needs.

Brien Cree: Investing in talent

Managing Director, Radius Care BRIEN CREE says we shouldn't let a lack of formal training and qualifications get in the road of drive, initiative and a can-do approach to work.

Ray Lind: the benefits and challenges of Pay Equity

On reflecting on 2017, Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND says the Pay Equity settlement, while welcome, has not been without its challenges

John Ryall: 2017 a bumper year for aged care workers

E tū's Assistant National Secretary JOHN RYALL says the problems with funding the pay equity settlement should not detract from the justice of delivering higher pay for care workers.

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.
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