Person-centred care – nice concept, but what actually is it?

JUDE BARBACK discovers the ingredients of the truly person-centred approach taken by Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital.

Taking the purple path

JUDE BARBACK looks at what is preventing younger people from working in aged care.

Silver Rainbow: the journey to acceptance in our resthomes

INsite talks to Claire Mooney about the third phase of a research project focused on understanding and addressing homophobic attitudes in New Zealand’s aged...

In sickness and in health

JUDE BARBACK considers the burdens placed on the older person caring for their spouse or partner and what support is out there for them.

Advance Care planning: the importance of having *that* conversation

JUDE BARBACK looks at the ins and outs surrounding advance care planning in New Zealand.

Consumer directed care and the Eden alternative

The Eden Alternative looks set to find its niche in Australia’s new consumer directed care model. INsite talks to Sally Hopkins about the changing face of community care over the Tasman.

Something’s got to give

With confirmation of poor care delivery in one corner of the sector and allegations of discriminatory pay levels in another, the public cries for more transparency and fairer pay in aged care are getting louder. Change feels imminent, but what shape will it take? By JUDE BARBACK.

Telehealth in aged care

GARY DENMAN discusses the emerging role of mobile technology in New Zealand’s aged care sector.

From home to hospice and everything in between

Providing seamless care from the home, to residential aged care, to an acute hospital setting appears to be a universal goal. Families want it, the Government wants it, aged care facilities and home support services providers want it ... so why aren’t we quite there yet? By JUDE BARBACK.

Seeking meaning behind behaviour that challenges

As the number of people with dementia increases year on year, we need to get better at understanding and managing challenging behaviours that can...


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