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.

Aged care sector puts pressure on Govt to sort out immigration

A new report highlighting the looming aged care worker shortage calls for action from the new Government to address the problems arising from the immigration settings introduced earlier this year.

New aged care and retirement centre boasts it all

A new $14 million development to Selwyn's St Andrews Village in Cambridge sees the addition of innovative new aged care suites, social facilities and independent living apartments.

Operators urged to enter the ‘Oscars of Elder Care’

New Zealand retirement village operators, residential aged care providers and home care providers are urged to enter the 6th Asia-Pacific Elder Care Innovation Awards.

Rest homes and unions call for Govt action on pay equity funding

Rest homes are in a "perpetuating cycle of decline" due to the effects of the pay equity settlement. They are supported by the unions in their calls for Government to review the way their sector is funded for pay equity. By JUDE BARBACK.

Clown Doctors fighting for urgent funds to keep smiling

Heart-broken Clown Doctors are making an appeal for $100,000 via a GiveaLittle campaign so they can keep going the charity that provides laughter to sick children and the elderly. By FIONA CASSIE.


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