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New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.

Breaking news: Rest homes overfunded by $34m while others face closure

A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.

Revealed: NZ aged care sector’s $34m pay equity funding surplus

While some New Zealand rest homes are on the brink of closure owing to a shortfall in pay equity settlement funding, it has come to light that others will be overfunded to the tune of $34 million. JUDE BARBACK investigates how the pay equity settlement has affected the residential aged care sector.

InterRAI data reveals concerns over dementia care at home

InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.

It’s ok to grieve: coping with a death of a resident...

People working in residential aged care, home and community support services and retirement villages are likely to encounter the death of a resident or client. Australian provider Karuna says it's ok to grieve, and suggests some coping strategies.

Older cancer patients rate own physical abilities as better than their...

Older cancer patients and their caregivers often differ in their assessment of the patient’s physical abilities, with caregivers generally rating the patient’s physical function as poorer, according to a new study published in The Oncologist.

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Opinion: Ray Lind – the diversity of our care and support...

New Zealand is fortunate to have such rich cultural diversity and wealth of knowledge within our care and support workforce. In our new role assessing...

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