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...

Leadership and management: from shamed to leading light – a management journey in aged...

Fiona Cassie reports on new aged-care manager Anna Blackwell’s journey to turn Ranfurly Manor from a “named and shamed” Fielding rest home into a sought-after facility.

Spotlight on… palliative care

INsite talks to Hospice New Zealand about the realities of palliative care.

What’s on the menu?

JUDE BARBACK looks at how aged care facilities balance legal, nutritional, and specific dietary requirements with budget, resources, and changing taste preferences when it comes to menu planning.

MDTs crossing boundaries in aged care

JUDE BARBACK looks at ongoing research into the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team approach in aged residential and home-based care.


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