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Community support workers will soon be paid for their time spent travelling between clients and fairly reimbursed for travel costs.
With an election looming and funding levels still a concern, JUDE BARBACK examines the cracks beginning to show as residential aged care providers differ on significant issues.
In an effort to understand the realities of working in New Zealand’s aged care sector, JUDE BARBACK interviewed four people in different roles, organisations, and parts of the country to glean what really matters to them.
JUDE BARBACK looks at what is preventing younger people from working in aged care.
In this special supplement, INsite asked industry leaders what they perceived as the biggest challenge facing aged care in 2014.
With lab testing for listeria costing food manufacturers a considerable amount, some have called for a system to recognise their efforts in taking every precaution to ensure the safety of their food supplied to rest homes and hospitals.
Registered dietitian GAYE PHILPOTT considers the findings of Alzheimer’s Disease International’s Review of Nutrition and Dementia Research.
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.
New Zealand ranks tenth out of 96 countries in a global index measuring the wellbeing of older people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.