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Aged Care: Increase In Minimum Wage Needs to Be Funded

Friday, 28 February 2014, 9:09 am | NZ Aged Care Association

The NZ Aged Care Association agrees with the Prime Minister’s statement that those on low wages deserve to benefit from a booming economy. More >>

Court of Appeal Equal Pay Case Starts Monday

Sunday, 2 February 2014, 10:48 am | NZ Aged Care Association

Tomorrow the Court of Appeal will begin a two day hearing into the Bartlett v Terranova Case to determine if the Employment Court was right in its interpretation of the 1972 Equal Pay Act. More >>

My Parent needs care. What do I do?

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 3:33 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

Finding out about the aged care system for an ageing parent or relative is an extremely stressful time for most people. But it doesn’t need to be. A new website launched by the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) today is designed to remove this ... More >>

Dominion Post newspaper cited for Aged Care story

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 2:48 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

Wellington-based newspaper Dominion Post has misled its readers by publishing the headline “Flood of rest home complaints” the New Zealand Aged Care Association says. More >>

Short Term Care For the Elderly Being Undermined By DHBs

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 4:48 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

Many DHBs are undermining short term elderly respite care by underfunding the service and using the contracts as Trojan horses to force unwelcome contract changes on providers. More >>

Consumer Magazine Gets It Wrong on Rest Homes

Friday, 12 July 2013, 12:24 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

Consumer Magazine in its latest article, “The majority of rest homes are falling short” has fundamentally misunderstood how regulations in the health sector work, says the New Zealand Aged Care Association. More >>

High Court case to highlight discrimination

Monday, 24 June 2013, 9:33 am | NZ Aged Care Association

A High Court case set down for hearing in Auckland next week will highlight differences in government funding of private aged care providers and funding for caregivers in hospitals run by District Health Boards, the New Zealand Aged Care Association says. More >>

NZACA Welcomes Increased Funding For Quality Initiative

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 3:08 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

The NZ Aged Care Association welcomes today’s announcement of an additional $1.5 million dollars for the national roll out of an IT based comprehensive clinical assessment (CCA) tool known as ‘interRAI’. More >>

NZACA Welcomes Consultation on Premium Charging

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 3:57 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) said today it welcomed the Government’s announcement to consult over premium charging in the aged care sector. More >>

Approach to Aged Care Quality Initiative Disappointing

Friday, 19 October 2012, 11:19 am | NZ Aged Care Association

Today’s decision by the Associate Minister of Health forcing aged-care providers to implement the InterRAI quality initiative by 2014 is very disappointing, says the New Zealand Aged Care Association. More >>

Ministry Improves Audit Process In Aged Care Sector

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 11:46 am | NZ Aged Care Association

The second report released by the Auditor General into the effectiveness of auditing standards of New Zealand rest homes highlights the improvements made in the Government’s certification and auditing process. More >>

Pay Parity for caregivers possible if retirement age raised

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 4:21 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) recommends increasing the retirement age by three months to bridge the pay differences between caregivers working in the private and public sectors. More >>

NZACA Welcomes HRC Inquiry Finding

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 11:05 am | NZ 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. More >>

Nurses union Create-a-Crisis Show Continues

Monday, 3 October 2011, 1:52 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

The Nurses union and its industrial adviser Rob Haultrain are attempting to create, in vain, the impression that the quality of aged residential care in New Zealand is in crisis, but continue to miss the point. What they are ignoring is the looming ... More >>

Good Level of Confidence in Aged Residential Care

Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 1:08 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

The New Zealand public continue to have a good level of confidence in residential care for the aged, the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), said today. The results arise from an annual survey undertaken by independent researchers Colmar ... More >>

Aged-care champions celebrated at NZACA Conference

Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 9:55 am | NZ Aged Care Association

The NZ Aged Care Association continues to celebrate aged-care success stories in partnership with the newspaper, Aged-Care & Retirement INsite. More >>

Increases in Demand for Residential Aged Care

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, 2:12 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

A major review of aged care residential services commissioned by leaders of the residential aged care sector and the 20 district health boards (DHBs) has identified an urgent need to take steps to plan for the residential care of New Zealand’s aging population. More >>

Auckland DHBs Reduce Lab Test Services

Friday, 30 October 2009, 5:04 pm | NZ Aged Care Association

Auckland DHBs Reduce Lab Test Services to Aged Care Sector The aged residential care sector is disappointed that the three Auckland DHBs have decided to reduce lab test services to the elderly in care. Without any consultation or warning the three Auckland ... More >>

 

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