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Funding clarified for pay equity settlement extension

The pay equity settlement extension to include mental health and addiction support workers will be funded on an ‘actuals’ basis, as per the home and community support services sector, until the end of September.

Aged care sector puts pressure on Govt to sort out immigration

A new report highlighting the looming aged care worker shortage calls for action from the new Government to address the problems arising from the immigration settings introduced earlier this year.

‘New kid’ Arvida takes a fresh approach

JUDE BARBACK talks to Arvida Group chief executive Bill McDonald about the formidable task of getting the retirement and aged care sector’s newest player up and running.

No signs of an ANZSCO review any time soon

Aged care providers relying on migrant workers are eager to see the review of the skills classification system ANZSCO get underway as promised. However, there is no sign of the review happening any time soon.

Pay equity settlement signed – caregivers poised for pay increase on 1 July

Things have moved rapidly since the Government’s pay equity announcement. Legislation is underway, implementation plans are progressing, and caregivers can expect to receive a pay rise from 1 July 2017 onwards.

Pay equity and immigration the big talking points at NZACA conference

JUDE BARBACK says the NZACA's annual conference couldn't have come at a better time.

Adam Taylor: From retirement village to lifestyle development – the transformation of aged care...

Ignite director ADAM TAYLOR says design firms play an important role in reimagining retirement villages and aged care facilities as they evolve to meet changing client needs.

Let’s snoop around… The Vines at Bethlehem

JUDE BARBACK visits one of the newest retirement villages in Tauranga.

Ryman increases nurses’ pay rates

Ryman Healthcare announced today an increase to the pay rates of its nursing and other village staff who did not fall under last year’s care and support worker pay equity settlement.

The Pay Equity methodology explained

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.

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