Bula baby boomers!

Fiji has long been considered a great holiday destination for Kiwis and Australians, but could it potentially be a place to retire? Should New Zealand retirement operators have Fiji on their radar?

Does my bum look big with this stick?

Shona Daubé worked as a registered nurse for 36 years, latterly in the aged care sector. Four years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She has written two light-hearted books about living with MS and has a vision to distribute them freely to people with chronic health conditions.

Opinion: Simon Wallace – Herald rest home series not the whole picture

New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the Herald's rest home investigation series doesn't give the whole picture.

New end-of-life service launched

A resource containing information to help guide people facing the loss of a loved one was launched today.

People’s Choice Awards recognise rest homes and retirement villages for fourth year

"Mum loved being at Cheviot and it made it much easier for us knowing she was happy.” That was one of many reviews that helped Cheviot Rest Home, a 14-bed facility 75-minutes’ drive from...

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.

Dementia care: more than treading water

CAROLINE BARTLE says dementia care training should enable people to provide care that is progressive and not just about maintenance.

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.

International nursing degrees equivalent to Level 3

Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, India, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom now hold qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).

Funded family care: flawed of fair?

After years of court action, the Government has passed legislation to allow adult disabled people to employ family carers, but the new policy has left the sector seething. JUDE BARBACK reports.


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...