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The truth about transition: helping older Kiwis make the right decisions

Last week, INsite looked at an Australian initiative to help people navigate the aged care and home care systems. Here, we explore two new innovative programmes that are helping people do the same here in New Zealand, but with a greater emphasis on what’s best for the person. By Jude Barback.

What indoor temperature is best for residents?

New research shows significant impact of indoor temperatures on residents, particularly those with dementia.

Primary care teams urged to apply for quality improvement programme

Applications are open for Whakakotahi 2019, a quality improvement programme which involves the Health Quality & Safety Commission partnering with primary care teams to work on improvement projects.

New service helps consumers navigate Australia’s aged and home care systems

CareAbout is a new service in Australia that helps people work their way through what is becoming an increasingly complex range of services and options.

Why integrated villages tick the box for residents – and investors

New Zealand village operators recognise that providing a continuum of care is an important service for residents, particularly couples who fear separation as their health needs differ.

Opinion: Brien Cree – Say No To Postcode Healthcare

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says the ‘Caring for Our Older Kiwis’ report found that there were "significant benefits of aged residential care".

Sprott House to come under Selwyn Foundation ownership

Wellington’s iconic Sprott House is set to be taken over by a larger provider in an effort for the independent aged care provider to remain sustainable as, like many other small providers, it struggles to keep up with costs of the pay equity legislation.

Rediscovering carers: new journal sheds light on those forgotten

Dr Michael Fine discusses the need to leverage the conversations around quality care and caring.

Backing passion with on-the-job training

The desire to give top quality care motivated Bronwyn Pickery to pursue a career as a healthcare assistant supported by on-the-job training.

Caregiver: “Pay equity settlement has changed my life”

Caregivers are excited at the prospect of another pay increase as the pay equity settlement rolls into its second year. Meanwhile employers have welcomed a funding supplement to assist with the increased wage costs.
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