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Heritage making headway

INsite chats to STEPHEN MURRAY, General Manager Villages & Marketing at Heritage Lifecare Limited about Heritage Lifecare’s recent expansion boom.

Older Kiwis in better health – but cost still a barrier for many

A Commonwealth Fund survey found older New Zealanders are in better health than older adults in the ten other countries surveyed, but a relatively high percentage of older Kiwis still face cost-related barriers to healthcare services.

John Ryall: 2017 a bumper year for aged care workers

E tū's Assistant National Secretary JOHN RYALL says the problems with funding the pay equity settlement should not detract from the justice of delivering higher pay for care workers.

Victoria Brown: Wholesale closures of facilities likely if things don’t change

Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) director VICTORIA BROWN says implementation of the pay equity settlement has brought many facilities to the brink of closure.

Simon Wallace: 2017 a year of massive change for aged care

New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) chief executive SIMON WALLACE says it has been a year of massive change, advocacy and negotiation for the aged care sector, largely due to the pay equity settlement.

Dining with dignity – catering for texture-modified diets

A new approach to food preparation means residents requiring texture-modified foods don't feel like they're missing out on the real thing.

New tool makes interRAI data come alive

interRAI assessment data is now more accessible and hands-on thanks to the release of a new data visualisation tool.

Design and care philosophy interwined

INsite talks to Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts, Director of Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality about why it’s important for facility design to reflect the philosophy of care.

Is Disputes Tribunal the right avenue for complaints about care?

The new fund to help people take complaints against rest homes to the Disputes Tribunal begs the question: are the existing complaints channels within the residential aged care sector up to scratch? By JUDE BARBACK.

Day in the life of…an Activities Coordinator

INsite meets JOANNE BOTTING, an Activities Coordinator and Diversional Therapist at Walmsley House in Dunedin.
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