The July 1 deadline is looming ever closer as pay equity legislation is rushed through, Workforce Transition Tools need completing, information sessions are on offer and ratification meetings are held.
The number of registered nurses working in aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is "more than keeping pace" with New Zealand’s growing need for dementia, hospital and psychogeriatric care. However, could the impact of the equal pay settlement deter RNs from entering aged care nursing?
The Government's pay rise for caregivers can't come fast enough for New Zealand aged care workers, reveals new research.
Aged care providers are gearing up to voice their concerns over proposed changes to the immigration settings. Many providers rely heavily on the migrant workforce and are worried about the negative impact of what has been tabled by Minister for Immigration Michael Woodhouse.
Many in the aged care sector are concerned by the Government’s proposed changes to immigration settings. The announcement, coming hot on the heels of the pay equity settlement, spell disaster for many aged care providers who rely heavily on the migrant workforce.
INsite editor JUDE BARBACK reflects on what yesterday's pay equity settlement announcement means for the sectors involved.
News that Filipina rest home worker Julie Garcia could be deported despite being a valued employee at Kaitaia’s Switzer Residential Care home for the past ten years, has angered those who say we need migrant workers to boost our aged care workforce.
Alzheimers New Zealand's report on the Economic Impact of Dementia suggests that new models of care are urgently needed as the number of New Zealanders living with dementia is set to increase by nearly 300 per cent to 170,000 by 2050.
Andrea Allott is village manager at Bupa’s Ballarat Retirement Village in Rangiora. INsite asks her about the path she took to get into this role, what she loves about her job, and what she’d like to see change in New Zealand’s aged care and retirement industries.
The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.