Guidelines around the number of nurses in rest homes are potentially not being met around the country.
MAX ROBINS, Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Aged Care Association and Chief Executive of CHT Healthcare Trust says the pay equity funding formula used to fund the residential aged care sector is "far more complex than a simple statement that there are winners and losers and therefore the methodology is unfair". Here, he outlines the funding methodology.
The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.
Falls are the most common and costly cause of injury in older people, accounting for about 40 per cent of ACC claims for people aged between 65 and 69, and about 60 per cent of claims for those aged over 85.
While some New Zealand rest homes are on the brink of closure owing to a shortfall in pay equity settlement funding, it has come to light that others will be overfunded to the tune of $34 million. JUDE BARBACK investigates how the pay equity settlement has affected the residential aged care sector.
InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.
The findings of the inquiry into New Zealand’s aged care sector by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have been published. JUDE BARBACK dissects the report’s 13 recommendations.
A political panel at the NZACA conference did little to quell providers' concerns about pay equity and immigration issues.