New dementia design resource welcomed

The residential aged care sector is pleased to see that a new dementia design handbook has been released as an information resource rather than formal guidelines.

RN prescribing a legal reality

The first registered nurse prescriber could be signing their first script on 20 September when long-awaited RN prescribing regulations come into force.

What is ‘nurse’ in Māori?

To mark Māori Language Week Nursing Review looks at the several Māori words for 'nurse' and which word has been chosen by NZNO for its new Māori name.

Equal pay principles signal pay increase for caregivers

Aged care workers may be a step closer to a pay rise after recommendations for new principles for equal pay were announced yesterday.

Careerforce and Health Ed Trust to merge

Careerforce and Health Ed Trust (HET) have announced their intention to merge.

An end to the capital loss clause

Retirement village residents are keen to see an end to the capital loss clause, and the Retirement Village Association (RVA) confirms the clause has “probably had its day”.

New Zealand Aged Care Association appoints new chief executive

Simon Wallace has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), replacing Martin Taylor, who left the Association at the beginning of April.

Home care services under threat

Home and community support services are under threat because the current funding model for the sector is unsustainable.

Findings of NZ aged care workforce survey released

Low wages, high workloads and stress outweigh the love of the job for New Zealand’s aged care workforce.

Fears government will legislate over pay equity case

Speculation is rife that the Government is preparing to legislate over the issues at the heart of the ongoing TerraNova v Bartlett pay equity case, feeding fears that the case will not result in fair pay for aged care workers as many are hoping.


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