Aged care sector faces nurse shortage

The rest home sector has raised serious concerns about the shortage of aged care nurses as DHB-union negotiations and current immigration policy settings are likely to deter many nurses from working in aged care.

New ageing strategy will respond to changing demographics

Director of the Office for Seniors, Diane Turner, says that dramatic demographic changes in the senior community requires the country to take a fresh look at the issues that matter for older people.

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.


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