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Aged care sector welcomes Government equal pay negotiations

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 4:15 pm | Aged Care Association

The Government’s decision to facilitate negotiations between unions and employers to settle caregiver equal pay claims has been welcomed by the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), the peak body for the aged residential care home sector. At ... More >>

NZ Aged Care Association appoints new Chief Executive

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:54 pm | Aged Care Association

Simon Wallace has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). Currently Policy & Insight Manager with the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA), Mr Wallace will take up his new role on 2 ... More >>

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Terranova Appeal

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:48 pm | Aged Care Association

Today, the Supreme Court decided not to accept an appeal by the New Zealand Aged Care Association in the case of Kristine Bartlett vs. Terranova Homes and Care Ltd. The decision is based on a view that the matter before them was an interlocutory ... More >>

TerraNova Case Appealed To Supreme Court

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:59 am | Aged Care Association

Today the New Zealand Aged Care Association will appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of TerraNova Homes and Care Limited in their case with the Service and Food Workers’ Union and Kristine Bartlett. More >>

Understanding Caregiver Wages in Aged Residential Care

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:03 pm | Aged Care Association

A number of inaccurate statements have been made in the media about aged residential care following the findings of the Court of Appeal in favour of the Service and Food Workers Union and aged care worker Kristine Bartlett. These myths have been addressed ... More >>

TerraNova’s loss highlights issues faced by aged care sector

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 1:10 pm | Aged Care Association

Today TerraNova Homes and Care Limited lost their case in the Court of Appeal. This was an attempt to overturn the Employment Court’s decision made in favour of the Service and Food Workers Union and aged care worker Kristine Bartlett, with regards ... More >>

NZ Aged Care Association Conference 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:03 am | Aged Care Association

This year’s Aged Care Association conference theme ‘Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges Today’ is about creating the best possible quality of life for the elderly from existing knowledge, analysis and creativity. It’s about operators taking the sector’s ... More >>

Government funding boost for aged care a good start

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:53 pm | Aged Care Association

Yesterday Health Minister Tony Ryall announced a 5% funding boost for the elderly in rest home level care starting from 1 October 2014. New Zealand Aged Care Association Chief Executive Martin Taylor says it is a good injection of funding for the sector. More >>

Aged Care Association welcomes Labour’s wages policy

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:12 pm | Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association welcomes the Labour Party’s announcement that if elected, it will raise the minimum wage for aged care workers within its first 100 days in Government. More >>

Time to find out who really cares about our elderly

Monday, 11 August 2014, 9:33 am | Aged Care Association

Time to find out who really cares about our elderly The lead-up to the 2014 General Election is a critical time to identify political priorities. The New Zealand Aged Care Association has collated responses from political parties on the pressing issue ... More >>

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 >>



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