HDC case highlights need for expertise in rest homes

Lessons can be learned from a case brought to the Health & Disability Commission where rest home staff were found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in a resident’s care.

What can we do about chronic pain in older age?

As part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, a team of Otago University researchers are investigating the impact of pain on older people's lives - and what we can do about it.

Clown Doctors NZ face difficult times

Clown Doctors NZ has made the decision to disestablish its Trust due to a shortage of funds, but hopes to continue the service under a different structure.

Robots to aid recovery for stroke survivors

Australian researchers believe robots have the potential to guide the hands of stroke survivors to retrain the brain.

Eggsellent news for older people

Research shows that older people are unaware that most people can eat eggs everyday, suggesting many are missing out on an excellent source of protein.

New research on sleep and older adults

Researchers have found that sleep plays an important role in improving brain function.

The reason older people are slow walkers…and how to improve their walking

New research released today reveals why older adults often walk slowly and tire quickly. We ask physiotherapist xxx how older people can improve their walking.

InterRAI progress – and a farewell

DR JUDITH DAVEY reflects on the progress that has been made during her time on the interRAI Governance Board.

InterRAI pilot makes it easier for RNs to become assessors

A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).

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.


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