May 2013 - Breaking News
New Zealand’s public health services receive the largest increase in funding in this year’s Budget, with an additional $1.6 billion going into Health over four years for new initiatives and to meet cost pressures and population growth.
Health Minister Tony Ryall’s pre-Budget announcement yesterday that aged care and dementia services will receive a $70 million funding boost over the next four years has been met largely with support from the sector.
Pacific Homecare scooped the pool at the recent 2013 New Zealand Home Health Association (NZHHA) service and quality awards ceremony.
The inaugural Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) conference is taking place on 12th June at Waipuna Lodge in Auckland.
April 2013 - Breaking News
The roll-out of interRAI is becoming increasingly fraught, with a series of tense communications exchanged recently between NZACA chief executive Martin Taylor, co-chair of the interRAI Project Steering Group Chris Fleming, and Assoc. Minister Jo Goodhew.
St John is looking to decrease the number of callouts to aged care facilities in response to unprecedented pressure on its ambulance service.
The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) intends to carry out a review of the aged care sector next year. With the government unwilling to support the initiative, the association will fund the review itself.
March 2013 - Breaking News
No increase in funding for residential aged care providers appears to be forthcoming, according to Parliament’s Health Select Committee’s report in response to the NZNO and SFWU petition to increase funding to the sector.
Summerset and Metlifecare boast substantial half-year profits, exceeding IPO forecasts.
Following the Southern District Health Board’s (SDHB) decision to exclude Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) from its contracted home and community providers, the board of PSO resolved not to commence High Court proceedings against SDHB.
December 2012 - Breaking News
Alzheimers Wellington and Elder Family Matters Ltd have formed a partnership to provide a comprehensive range of education programmes supporting quality dementia care for people living with dementia in the wider Wellington region.
November 2012 - Breaking News
Criticism that the recent revisions to the Retirement Villages Code of Practice are superficial have been sharply refuted by the Retirement Villages Association (RVA).
October 2012 - Breaking News
Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has made an important variation to the Retirement Villages Code of Practice 2008 to address the deficiencies of the Code highlighted by the Canterbury earthquakes.
September 2012 - Breaking News
The IT vendors involved in New Zealand’s aged care sector have joined forces to form a new association: the Aged Care IT Vendors Association New Zealand (ACITVANZ).
Peria House's 'Bloke's Shed' took the main honours at the NZACA/INsite Excellence in Care Awards, recently announced at the NZACA Conference in Rotorua.
In a bid to streamline its processes, ITO Careerforce has created a new employer payment directly tied to TEC funding.
The Retirement Villages Association’s (RVA) revised Code of Practice is currently under Minister Maurice Williamson's consideration and is expected to be released shortly.
July 2012 - Breaking News
Employees of Aranui Home and Hospital take industrial action today in pursuit of fair pay following months of failed negotiations.
After much tweaking of the initial proposal, shareholders voted through the $216m deal to expand the Metlifecare operation by merging with Vision Senior Living and Private Life Care Holdings.
A recent $37,500 theft from a 99-year-old rest home resident by her caregiver has sparked a call for tighter PIN and bank card security.
Waikato DHB has implemented a personalised rehabilitation service to help older people recover in their homes following a stay in hospital or admission to an emergency department.
National health insurer Accuro Health Insurance is challenging the Government to provide tax rebates for older people who can’t afford their own health insurance.
May 2012 - Breaking News
A landmark agreement signed yesterday between industry training organisation (ITO) Careerforce and training provider Health Ed Trust (HET) comes as a welcome surprise following the fall out between the two parties earlier this year.
Hot on the heels of last week’s news about Metlifecare’s bold growth plans – which could challenge Ryman Healthcare as New Zealand’s largest retirement village operator – Ryman has announced record profit figures and soaring share prices.
Metlifecare’s proposed merger with Vision Senior Living and Private Life Care will create a potent new rival to Ryman’s position as New Zealand’s largest retirement village provider.
March 2012 - Breaking News
Yesterday, in a new twist to the fall out between Careerforce and Health Ed Trust (HET), Careerforce CEO Ray Lind sent out a letter to employers with trainees currently enrolled in HET’s ACE programmes.
The board of Health Ed Trust (HET), the dominant player in health and aged care training, has voted to reject the merger with the sector’s industry training organisation (ITO), Careerforce, and will forge its own destiny without its major income source.
February 2012 - Breaking News
HealthEd Trust (HET), the major health care private training establishment (PTE), has fallen out with Careerforce, the health care industry training organisation (ITO) following ITO funding changes made by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
The fall out between Careerforce and Health Ed Trust signals a new chapter for aged care training. JUDE BARBACK investigates what went wrong and why, and what it means for the sector.
December 2011 - Breaking News
Entries to the INsite/NZACA Caregiver Christmas Celebration are closing on December 22.