A report conducted by  New Zealand’s  opposition Labour and Green parties, with the support of Gray Power, was presented to that country’s House of Representatives this week.  The report explored information provided by over 450 submissions, 20 national meetings, and conversations with industry experts to evaluate the New Zaeland’s Aged Care Industry.  The report found “a sector fast reaching crisis point, struggling to meet the growing needs of an ageing population and residents’ rising acuity levels” and concluded by presenting 14 recommendations to improve aged acre in the country.

As an investigation led by two political parties, the report has not been spared controversy.  The current government has rejected some of the report’s recommendations and has highlighted the work and funding it has undertaken to improvise elderly care.  However, it is encouraging to see political leaders debate how to continuously improve aged care.

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The Epoch Times

The Kapiti Observer

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