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Story of a stroke survivor

In the run-up to the annual South Island Stroke Study Day, we share this story of a husband and wife who are both stroke survivors...

Open to interpretation: the need for skilled interpreters in our health system

BEATRICE HALE and LINDA ROBERTSON discuss the need for skilled and well-trained interpreters in New Zealand's health services.

New cardiovascular research project for aged care sector

The Christchurch Heart Institute is working alongside the Heart Foundation as part of an innovative approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, following a significant donation of $330,000 from Ryman Healthcare, who are hosted a special cheque presentation last night.

How to get a six-pack in your sixties

'Gymtimidation' is a thing of the past for older adults with the launch of a new fitness programme that has been dubbed 'Netflix for fitness'.

‘Sandwich’ generation neglect their own health, study shows

Research from Australia has uncovered alarming health prevention trends in people who are ‘sandwiched between generations’ - caring for ageing parents, supporting adult children, looking after grandchildren and possibly still working full time.

New pressure injury guidelines welcomed

National guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries have been launched at the New Zealand Wound Care Society Annual Conference in Rotorua this week.

A day in the life of an InterRAI Educator

INsite asks MELISSA HALL what attracted her to becoming an interRAI educator and what a typical day involves.

Managing multimorbidity – new research

Living with multiple health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is a challenge for increasing numbers of New Zealanders. New research led by the University of Otago, Wellington, has identified issues and improvements needed in the health care system to help patients with multimorbidity, their supporters and health care providers.

Why facilities are moving towards ceiling hoists

Rest homes are starting to replace their floor hoists with ceiling hoists to benefit from the improved safety, efficiency and resident experience.

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.
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