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.
New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the Herald's rest home investigation series doesn't give the whole picture.
"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...
This year marks the tenth year since the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) introduced awards of excellence for the aged residential care sector.
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.
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).