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Retirement village residents finally entitled to rates rebate

After years of lobbying, legislation has been amended to recognise that retirement village residents are rate payers and are entitled to apply for a rebate.

All systems go for next week’s RVA conference

The RVA 2018 conference in Auckland looks set to be a great event.

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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?

Are rest homes becoming de facto hospices?

More New Zealanders than ever are dying in our rest homes, bringing demand for end-of-life care to an all-time high with no signs of slowing. But rest homes say that unless demand and expectations are accompanied by appropriate funding, the current situation is unsustainable. By JUDE BARBACK.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands healthcare study group learned

JUDE BARBACK talks to several attendees of the recent Healthcare Study Tour to the Netherlands about the highlights of their trip.

First retirement village for Auckland’s Pohutukawa Coast

The rapidly growing Pohutukawa Coast area in south-east Auckland will soon have its first retirement village.

Village people: Circle of friends make the move together

Baby boomers are creating their own rules for retirement living. Meet a group of friends who have made the decision to move into a retirement village all together.

Retirement villages: can they address financial concerns in retirement?

Allain Kuys-Clarke suggests retirement village operators should consider the idea of removing weekly residents' fees with the aim of reducing financial concerns among those residents on limited incomes in retirement and thereby increasing their penetration into the seniors' market.

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.
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