Immigration changes ignore reality: Kiwis don’t want caregiver jobs

Many rest homes rely heavily on migrant workers but Government’s new immigration policies are trying to encourage providers to employ more New Zealanders as caregivers. The problem is, Kiwis are not lining up for the jobs. JUDE BARBACK reports.

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.

Indian nurses as caregivers in New Zealand

NYEMUDZAI ESTHER NGOCHA-CHADEROPA shares the stories of four Indian nurses working as caregivers in New Zealand residential aged care facilities. Their experiences – at times distressing – differ significantly from their expectations of life and work in New Zealand.

Opinion: Ray Lind on pay equity, qualification equivalencies and Careerforce

Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND reflects on what the pay equity settlement means for care and support workers and their employers.

Are migrant workers robbing New Zealanders of jobs in aged care?

The aged care industry has taken exception to recent immigration policies that make it harder for migrants to gain work in New Zealand. JUDE BARBACK looks critically at the immigration debate in the context of aged care.

New immigration settings ignore realities of aged care sector

In response to last week's immigration policy changes, the residential aged care sector says the Government appears to be contradicting itself in terms of the value...

International nursing degrees equivalent to Level 3

Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, India, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom now hold qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).

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...

Decision on international RN quals proving contentious

The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.

New online dementia education resource

A new online dementia education resource has been created to support GPs and practice nurses to build confidence, competence and consistency in assessing, diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

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