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“Win-win” agreement for home support sector

Community support workers will soon be paid for their time spent travelling between clients and fairly reimbursed for travel costs.

 

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United we stand, divided we fall?

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.

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Portrait of a workforce.

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.

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Taking the purple path.

JUDE BARBACK looks at what is preventing younger people from working in aged care.

sector voices FRONT

Sector voices: aged care leaders on challenges in 2014.

In this special supplement, INsite asked industry leaders what they perceived as the biggest challenge facing aged care in 2014.

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Food safety: recognising best practice.

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.

DementiaTop5

Nutrition and dementia: pooling global knowledge.

Registered dietitian GAYE PHILPOTT considers the findings of Alzheimer’s Disease International’s Review of Nutrition and Dementia Research.

Latest news and opinion

  • Martin Taylor

    Election 2014: Not such a surprise

    22 September

    While the National Party can govern alone, the outcome of the election is not such a surprise, writes NZACA chief executive MARTIN TAYLOR.

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    New retirement village group Hercules set to flex muscles

    18 September

    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.

  • Nurse travel

    “Win-win” agreement for home support sector

    12 September

    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.

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    The carers strategy

    8 September

    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.

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    Bupa boss a finalist

    1 September

    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.

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    Movers and shakers

    1 September

    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.

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    New research reveals Kiwis fear dementia

    1 September

    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.

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    Deaf community will be able to follow live election coverage

    1 September

    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.

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    Aged care finally election hot topic

    27 August

    Major political parties finally talk seriously about their plans for aged care in New Zealand.

  • BUPA-women-in-pool.jpg

    Living well in old age

    6 August

    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.

  • Leaf

    Ministry decides to continue with publication of full rest home audits

    5 August

    Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has announced today that publication of full rest home audit reports will continue.

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    Improving elderly care through robotics

    4 August

    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.

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    Ryman buys up Tropicana

    3 August

    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.

  • News phone

    Oceania set to list

    3 August

    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.

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    Support for aged care funding gains momentum

    1 August

    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.

Latest Issue August 2014

  • Jude pic
    ED's Letter: If you haven’t seen Ryman’s Diana Isaac Retirement Village’s parody of Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy, you really ought to stop reading this and get onto YouTube right now.
  • united
    United we stand, divided we fall? 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.
  • chef1
    Rise of Senior Chef Earlier this year, Senior Chef, a cooking course designed for older people, celebrated its 100th course and its 1000th participant. INsite talks to Senior Chef coordinator ROBIN SPENCER about the programme’s growing success.
  • portrait
    Portrait of a workforce 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.
  • purplepath
    Taking the purple path JUDE BARBACK looks at what is preventing younger people from working in aged care.
  • food safety
    Food safety: recognising best practice 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.
  • dementia
    Nutrition and dementia: pooling global knowledge Registered dietitian GAYE PHILPOTT considers the findings of Alzheimer’s Disease International’s Review of Nutrition and Dementia Research.
  • megaphone
    On the soapbox … INsite asked political parties National, Labour, the Green Party, New Zealand First, and the Māori Party for their response to the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s election campaign to increase funding to allow fairer pay for caregivers. Here is what they had to say.
  • Breaking newspaper
    Bupa boards the interRAI train After initially taking a ‘wait-and-see’ approach to interRAI, Bupa has finally committed to a training delivery programme for the assessment tool – but on its own terms. JUDE BARBACK talks to Bupa’s Gina Langlands about her concerns surrounding the roll-out of interRAI, and why Bupa is now happy to join...