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.

Putting the care in Metlifecare

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK talks to Metlifecare CEO Glen Sowry about the company's bold new approach to care, in terms of both facility design and care delivery.

In the event of an emergency – are you prepared?

We generally don’t like to think about worst-case scenarios, about how our rest home or hospital would cope in a fire or earthquake. Getting out of a multi-storey building in an emergency situation is a frightening enough prospect for able-bodied people, let alone for the elderly or disabled.

Increasing demand for social housing for older Kiwis

More affordable, quality rental homes are needed for older New Zealanders to meet demand, warns a new report.

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.

Devonport residents reach agreement with Ryman over new village

Ryman Healthcare’s new Devonport village is set to proceed following a successful outcome to mediation talks with objectors.

Let’s snoop around… The Vines at Bethlehem

JUDE BARBACK visits one of the newest retirement villages in Tauranga.

‘Household’ format in aged care proving popular

Selwyn Foundation is the latest aged care provider to feature the increasingly popular 'household' format in the design and care delivery strategy of its newest development.

From the oldest to the newest

Building on a long and rich history of care, construction has begun to transform Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital in Auckland into a substantial retirement village complex offering a full continuum of care.

No consultation on new fire safety design requirements

Changes to the fire safety design requirement add yet another layer of compliance for aged care providers.

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