News crew swap brings awareness to Kiwis living with vision loss

NewsHub and the Blind Foundation partnered together to swap regular members of the news production crew with people living with no or low vision.

New CEO appointed for Mercy Hospice Auckland

Paul Couper has been appointed as the new chief executive for Mercy Hospice Auckland.

Aged care sector faces nurse shortage

The rest home sector has raised serious concerns about the shortage of aged care nurses as DHB-union negotiations and current immigration policy settings are likely to deter many nurses from working in aged care.

Breaking news: Rest homes overfunded by $34m while others face closure

A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.

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.

Aged Advisor awards announced

Aged Advisor has announced the winners of its annual ‘People’s Choice Awards’ for 2017.

Aging for Beginners – How to enter the twilight years successfully

The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process.

Softened immigration rules still miss the mark with aged care sector

Aged care providers are frustrated that an apparent softening of the new immigration rules proposed earlier this year has not gone far enough for their migrant workers. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse yesterday confirmed changes to...

Budget 2018 wish lists for aged care and home support

The Australian Budget delivered funding increases for home care and residential aged care services – will the New Zealand Budget follow suit? INsite asks aged care and home support organisations what they would like to see in this year’s Budget.

Do older people feel safe in our rest homes?

Nursing homes should be safe places for our older people, but unfortunately, the number of cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and residential care facilities continues to rise. New research out of Massey University highlights this growing problem.


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...