Employers anxious mental health worker settlement won’t be fully funded

The Government's intentions to extend the pay equity settlement to mental health and addiction support workers has been welcomed, but employers want to see the new settlement fully funded.

Ageing with a disability sucks, says long-time advocate

69-year-old John McIntosh talks to Mary Anne Gill from the Life Unlimited Trust about ageing, disability and the importance of independence "for your soul".

Appeal could see changes to Funded Family Care policy

A successful appeal against a Ministry of Health's application of the Funded Family Care policy could spell change for the policy, especially under a Government that has suggested a review is on the cards.

Older Kiwis in better health – but cost still a barrier for many

A Commonwealth Fund survey found older New Zealanders are in better health than older adults in the ten other countries surveyed, but a relatively high percentage of older Kiwis still face cost-related barriers to healthcare services.

No ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to loneliness

Loneliness affects 20 per cent of older New Zealanders.

How big data could help combat heart failure

Mining a wealth of untapped health data could reveal new insights into how we age - and help tackle one of the biggest killers of older Kiwis.

InterRAI pilot makes it easier for RNs to become assessors

A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).

Opinion: Ray Lind – the benefits and challenges of Pay Equity

On reflecting on 2017, Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND says the Pay Equity settlement, while welcome, has not been without its challenges.

Compassionate communities needed to support carers of the dying elderly, finds research

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 and unions call for Govt action on pay equity funding

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.
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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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