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The arrival of a new website that allows anyone to rate and review aged care facilities and retirement villages has left some providers feeling anxious. JUDE BARBACK looks at the issues that providers face in the push for more transparency and accountability.
A new survey shows that while aged care workers love their job and value the training they receive, low pay levels, high workloads, an ageing workforce and an increasing demand for aged care add up to a concerning picture for the sector. How many more research reports and legal battles will it take for funding and workforce pay levels to be properly addressed? By JUDE BARBACK.
Do caregivers understand what spiritual care is and how to meet residents’ spiritual needs as they approach end of life? JUDITH HARDIE discusses her research into spiritual care in New Zealand rest homes.
Rotorua will be home to New Zealand’s first dementia village, based on the acclaimed Dutch village De Hogeweyk. JUDE BARBACK talks to Thérèse Jeffs about her vision for the village and the journey so far.
Retirement village residents are keen to see an end to the capital loss clause, and the Retirement Village Association (RVA) confirms the clause has “probably had its day”.
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector HON JO GOODHEW is impressed by Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital’s efforts to improve social integration of migrants through its volunteer programme.
Yesterday’s health Budget included an extra $76.1 million over four years for palliative care and hospices.
1948 is thought to be the perfect year to be born. Leading the baby boomer generation, 1948 babies bought their homes at a time when housing was cheap but set to sky-rocket, leaving them with plenty of money and an expectation for the good things in life.
Simon Wallace has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), replacing Martin Taylor, who left the Association at the beginning of April.
Home and community support services are under threat because the current funding model for the sector is unsustainable.
Low wages, high workloads and stress outweigh the love of the job for New Zealand’s aged care workforce.
A new Office of Social Services and more investment in data technology are among the recommendations proposed by the New Zealand Productivity Commission aimed to improve our social services system.
The 2014 Report on the Positive Ageing Strategy outlines how older people’s spending is expected to quadruple by 2051, while the workforce will continue to get older.
BRIEN CREE, managing director of Radius Care strives to set the record straight.
The ‘Ageing Well’ National Science Challenge was launched today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
BRIEN CREE, managing director of Radius Care, considers the fine line between profitability and maintaining core values.
A new interRAI report marks a milestone in how the assessment system is working for the South Island.
Speculation is rife that the Government is preparing to legislate over the issues at the heart of the ongoing TerraNova v Bartlett pay equity case, feeding fears that the case will not result in fair pay for aged care workers as many are hoping.