A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).
On reflecting on 2017, Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND says the Pay Equity settlement, while welcome, has not been without its challenges.
As we approach the festive season the community’s role in supporting family carers of the dying elderly is being highlighted by Kiwi researchers who interviewed bereaved carers.
Rest homes are in a "perpetuating cycle of decline" due to the effects of the pay equity settlement. They are supported by the unions in their calls for Government to review the way their sector is funded for pay equity. By JUDE BARBACK.
A norovirus bug, which has already affected Hawke's Bay Hospital, is now suspected to have struck patients and staff at Cranford Hospice in Hastings.
A vaccine to prevent the often painful and debilitating shingles vaccine will be offered free for over-65s to 80-year-olds next year at the same time as their annual 'flu jab
Unsurprisingly pay equity is the main point the aged care sector wants to see addressed in next year’s Age-Related Residential Care (ARRC) Services Agreement.
Is the recent case of substandard care a one-off? Or is it indicative of a struggling sector in need of an overhaul? JUDE BARBACK looks at whether a full-scale inquiry into the rest home sector is warranted.