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Elderly and Caregivers Welcome NZ First Support for Increase

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 1:01 pm | Aged Care Association

New Zealand First has positively responded to the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s call for increased funding for caregiver wages. More >>

Aged Care Providers Campaign for More Funding for Elderly

Monday, 30 June 2014, 11:51 am | Aged Care Association

Aged care providers around the country are campaigning in the lead up to the September General Election in support of increased funding for the elderly so caregivers’ pay can increase. More >>

Aged Care Providers Refuse to Sign Contract

Sunday, 11 May 2014, 4:47 pm | Aged Care Association

Providers of aged residential care have told the Government they will not sign the contract variation between them and District Health Boards, citing underfunding and a lack of commitment to the InterRAI quality initiative. Failure to sign the contract ... More >>

NZACA Welcomes Labours Support for Aged Care Commissioner

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 5:22 pm | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) welcomes today’s announcement by Labour to support the establishment of an Aged Care Commissioner to look into elderly financial abuse. More >>

Increase in Minimum Wage Leads to Contractual Claim

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:25 pm | Aged Care Association

On 12 March, the NZ Aged Care Association initiated a claim against the Government for increased funding to compensate aged care employers for the impact of the April minimum wage increase. More >>

Caregiver Pay Case A Sector Funding Issue

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 4:35 pm | Aged Care Association

The NZ Aged Care Association believes the Bartlett vs Terranova Equal pay court case is about the underfunding of the aged residential care sector. More >>

Inside Our Rest Homes: What's Really Going On

Monday, 25 November 2013, 2:25 pm | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Herald’s front page article today promising to “lift the lid on what’s really going on in our rest homes” focuses on isolated incidences that occurred over the last three years and which had been resolved, the New Zealand Aged ... More >>

Aged Care Providers Must Move with the Times

Sunday, 25 August 2013, 10:29 am | Aged Care Association

Providers of aged care in NZ face changing regulations, changing technology and changing consumer expectations and must learn how to move with the times if they are to maintain successful business models, the New Zealand Aged Care Association says. More >>

DHB Says No Smoking in Rest Homes

Friday, 5 July 2013, 3:46 pm | Aged Care Association

Mid Central DHB is trying to stop the elderly smoking by attempting to force aged care providers into signing a contract variation which stops smoking inside and outside a rest home or hospital by 1 July 2014. More >>

Understanding the Latest Announcements on Aged Care Funding

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 9:19 am | Aged Care Association

The $12 million increase in dementia care over four years equates to a yearly increase of $3 million across 20 DHBs. In terms of the daily entitlement for the elderly it represents a 2.51% increase in dementia care funding which is currently around $150 ... More >>

Health Select Committee Views on Aged Care Funds Out of Step

Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 5:14 pm | Aged Care Association

Parliament’s Health Select Committee continues to ignore the underfunding of aged residential care despite the majority of New Zealanders supporting an increase in funding for the elderly, the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) said today. More >>

Look Deeper, Go Wider? The Future Focus of Aged Care

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 11:22 am | Aged Care Association

Focusing on more efficient and effective aged care facilities and developing new services will be the focus of the New Zealand Aged Care Association conference in Rotorua next week. More >>

NZACA Welcomes HRC Inquiry Finding For Increased Funding

Monday, 28 May 2012, 11:13 am | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association welcomes the main finding from the Human Rights Commission report that recommends increasing government funding by up to $140 million to support pay parity with staff employed by District Health Boards. The NZACA, which ... More >>

Change in Asset Threshold Necessary

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 4:13 pm | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association supports the Government’s initiative to slow down the yearly asset-threshold increase for eligibility for an aged residential care entitlement. More >>

NZACA Welcomes $7 million Increase for Dementia

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 2:42 pm | Aged Care Association

NZACA welcomes the government’s $7 million p.a. increase for dementia care announced today. More >>

Major Political Parties Avoid Tough Decision on Elderly Care

Friday, 4 November 2011, 12:54 pm | Aged Care Association

Both major parties - National and Labour - are avoiding the tough funding and policy decisions to maintain the quality of life of the elderly in care and to ensure enough beds are available to address the future grey tsunami, says the New Zealand Aged ... More >>

Communities Economically Benefit from Aged Care Facilities

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 3:20 pm | Aged Care Association

There is a substantial economic benefit for both rural and urban communities from the construction and operation of aged care facilities. That is the finding of a recent COVEC report into the economic benefits of the aged residential care sector. More >>

Labour Party follows Nurses' Union & misses the point

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 3:55 pm | Aged Care Association

The Labour Party’s Aged Care policy released today by Steve Chadwick has ignored the findings of a 2010 national review into the Aged Care sector and instead proposes policies they rejected themselves when in Government. The policy also mirrors the ... More >>

Nurses Organisation Misses the Point on Aged Care

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 12:00 pm | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation has missed the point in their “Aged Care Charter” they are to present to Parliament tomorrow. More >>

Looming crisis in residential care for the aged

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 4:40 pm | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association is launching a campaign to highlight the impending crisis in residential care for the elderly. The campaign aims to provide facts to voters in the upcoming general election and highlight the future scenario if the ... More >>

 

 

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