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Not your average apprentice

Combining an Apprenticeship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation with her experience in Spinal Cord Injury seemed like natural progression for veteran health worker Sally Brown.

Rest homes fear closure following pay equity settlement

Residential aged care providers are feeling “horror and disgust” as they learn that the Government’s pay equity funding won’t cover their costs, leaving many facilities with no choice but to consider redundancies and closure.

Pay equity settlement – 1 July looms

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.

Aged care nurses meeting demand…for now

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?

Pay rise can’t come fast enough for caregivers, new research shows

The Government's pay rise for caregivers can't come fast enough for New Zealand aged care workers, reveals new research.

Aged care providers to feedback on proposed immigration changes

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.

Proposed immigration changes unnerve care providers

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.

Opinion: what the pay equity settlement really means for aged care

INsite editor JUDE BARBACK reflects on what yesterday's pay equity settlement announcement means for the sectors involved.

Aged care worker could be deported after 10 years in the job

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.

Could community care be part of the answer to NZ’s rising dementia rates?

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.
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