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CAROLINE BARTLE says the time is right to campaign for funding to tackle loneliness as a way of moderating risk factors that delay the onset of dementia.
RON EMERSON discusses the increasing role that telehealth will play in New Zealand’s healthcare system.
JUDE BARBACK analyses the twists and turns of the case so far, and the far-reaching ramifications for aged care and other sectors.
JUDE BARBACK talks to four organisations that are seeing results with changes they have made to their approaches to training and staff development.
Chief executive of Home and Community Health Association JULIE HAGGIE says that moves towards compensating home support workers fairly for the time and cost of travelling between clients is a step in the right direction for the sector.
Radius Care Managing Director BRIEN CREE says the continuous under-funding of aged care needs to be addressed.
Shares of Arvida Group Limited today began trading on the NZX Main Board following a successful IPO that raised $80 million in new capital to underpin the growth of the new retirement and aged care group.
Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full audit reports for all rest homes will be published online from today in a more reader-friendly format.
ANNA DORSEY talks to Ruby Aberhart (pictured here with Hon Jo Goodhew) about her role of Consumer Advocate for the South Island Alliance’s Health of Older People’s Group (HOPSLA).
The Industry Training Federation calls for Government to better support training for care and community support workers.
With the Bartlett v TerraNova pay equity case looking set to proceed to the Supreme Court, JUDE BARBACK analyses the twists and turns of the case so far, and the far-reaching ramifications for aged care and other sectors.
New retirement village operator Arvida ─ previously known as Hercules ─ raised $75 million through an initial public offering and is expected to list on the NZX on 18 December.
Bupa's GRAINNE MOSS shares sthe touching story of Bupa employee Kate Burnett and resident Mary.
An international Golden Oldies sports event is expected to attract masters age teams and individual from across the world to Christchurch in April 2018.
The Government says it intends to wind down Health Benefits Ltd and shift responsibility for implementing the shared services programme to the District Health Boards.
One of the largest players in the home-based care sector, Access Homehealth, is set to be sold to primary health provider, Green Cross Health Limited.
Waikato District Health Board has teamed up with Bupa Care Services and the Institute of Healthy Ageing to establish a new research health fellowship in rehabilitation medicine.
Following a trial at Selwyn Heights retirement village in 2013, the Selwyn Foundation has now introduced four robotic seals – or healthbots - to promote interaction and provide comfort for residents in Selwyn rest homes.
While unions remain delighted with the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the Bartlett v Terranova pay equity case, it would seem that there is no imminent ‘quick fix’ discernible.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Court’s earlier decision on the landmark pay equity case brought by caregiver Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU) against TerraNova Homes and Care.
A spat between New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and seniorshousing.co.nz, the organisation behind online publication NZ Aged Care Housing Weekly, has raised questions about an upcoming seminar organised by seniorshousing.co.nz.
New research findings on the employment of older New Zealand women is to be presented today in Wellington at the Ministry of Social Development, followed by a panel discussion.
Getting away from an institutionalised approach to a more person-centred focus was one of the key messages emerging from the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s annual conference, held last week in Wellington.
Industry training organisation Careerforce has introduced a new Peer Mentor Programme as part of its goal to help facilities build a productive and highly skilled work place.
It was its food that saw Ranfurly Village Hospital triumph in this year’s New Zealand Aged Care Association /EBOS Excellence in Care Awards.
Marking the launch of International Day for Disaster Reduction, the United Nations and HelpAge International have today released findings of a global survey that reveal older people are often excluded or marginalised in disaster management planning.
GRAINNE MOSS, managing director of Bupa Care Services New Zealand says most New Zealanders don’t realise they can do something to help prevent developing dementia.
The health portfolio goes to Dr Jonathan Coleman, according to Prime Minister John Key’s announcement today of the National-led Government’s new Ministry.
The oldest Hip Hop group in the world, the Hip Op-eration crew from Waiheke Island, have won the 2014 Age Concern Dignity Champion award.
New Zealand ranks tenth out of 96 countries in a global index measuring the wellbeing of older people.
While the National Party can govern alone, the outcome of the election is not such a surprise, writes NZACA chief executive MARTIN TAYLOR.
A new player has emerged in New Zealand’s retirement village and aged care sectors. Nineteen privately owned retirement villages and aged care facilities are considering a proposal to amalgamate ownership under a corporate entity, Hercules Ltd.
The home and community support sector has welcomed the Government’s announcement today to support an agreement that will see community support workers paid for time spent travelling between clients and fairly reimbursed for travel costs.
The New Zealand Carers’ Strategy Action plan for 2014 to 2018 is a major new strategy that aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of carers.
The deaf and hard of hearing will be able to follow this year’s election thanks to New Zealand’s captioning and audio description service, Able. The NZ On Air-funded company announced that it will be captioning all political debates and live election coverage on TV ONE.
In new research released by Alzheimers NZ, more than a third of New Zealanders state that dementia is one of the things they fear most about getting older, with 15 per cent fearing dementia more than any other condition, second only to cancer.
Former Summerset chief executive, and recognised leader of the aged care and independent living sector, Norah Barlow, joined the board of Vigil Monitoring as an independent director on 31 July 2014.
Managing director of Bupa Care Services Ltd Gráinne Moss has been announced as a finalist in the women working in a management role category at this year’s Westpac Women of Influence Awards.
Major political parties finally talk seriously about their plans for aged care in New Zealand.
Quality of life is the general wellbeing of individuals, defined in terms of health and happiness rather than wealth. Quality of life can be confused with the concept of ‘standard of living’, which is based primarily on income.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has announced today that publication of full rest home audit reports will continue.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced it will fund two multi-institutional teams to work collaboratively with Japan on innovative ways to improve elderly care through robotics and human assistive devices.
Ryman Healthcare has bought Tropicana, an 8.92ha farm in Lynfield, reportedly one of the largest privately owned blocks of land in inner Auckland. The land was owned by Bill Subritzky.
Oceania, one of New Zealand’s largest retirement village and rest home operators, looks set to join Ryman Healthcare, Metlifecare, and Summerset and list on the New Zealand stock exchange.
The New Zealand Aged Care Association’s election campaign, which calls for increased funding for aged care providers, appears to be gaining momentum, as various organisations lend their support to the issue.