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Entries open for NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards

This year marks the tenth year since the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) introduced awards of excellence for the aged residential care sector.

The reason older people are slow walkers…and how to improve their walking

New research released today reveals why older adults often walk slowly and tire quickly. We ask physiotherapist xxx how older people can improve their walking.

Devonport residents reach agreement with Ryman over new village

Ryman Healthcare’s new Devonport village is set to proceed following a successful outcome to mediation talks with objectors.

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s

As Parkinson's Awareness Week begins, we're reminded that there is still no cure for the condition. However, research shows that specialist exercise programmes can be beneficial for people with Parkinson's.

Simon Challies’ exit interview: “I was transformed from an accountant into someone more human”

Ryman Healthcare’s chief executive officer Simon Challies talks to INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK about how he learned to look beyond Ryman’s growth, and make people the main focus.

Revealed: NZ aged care sector’s $34m pay equity funding surplus

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.

Immigration changes ignore reality: Kiwis don’t want caregiver jobs

Many rest homes rely heavily on migrant workers but Government’s new immigration policies are trying to encourage providers to employ more New Zealanders as caregivers. The problem is, Kiwis are not lining up for the jobs. JUDE BARBACK reports.

The new Health Minister’s plans for aged care

INsite looks at incoming health minister Dr David Clark's intentions for aged care.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands healthcare study group learned

JUDE BARBACK talks to several attendees of the recent Healthcare Study Tour to the Netherlands about the highlights of their trip.

Pay equity funding increased for rest homes – but some will continue to struggle

This year’s Age Related Residential Care (ARRC) Contract negotiations have gone some way to help protect residential aged care providers from the damaging effects of pay equity – however, with the averaging formula still in place, there will continue to be providers who suffer as a result of the settlement.
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