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.

10 red flags of junk science

We are inundated with messages about how to achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle. So how do we sift through all the claims and information to determine what is genuine, sound and useful?

Texture modified diets part of the care

Registered dietitian LIZ BEAGLEHOLE of Canterbury Dietitians says facilities need to plan ahead to ensure they get the texture of the food right for each resident, while also meeting their nutritional needs.

Compression therapy

DR KENNETH WONG looks at the causes and treatment of chronic venous disease and discusses the benefits and risks.

Spotlight on… depression in our later years

Chief executive of New Zealand’s Mental Health Foundation SHAUN ROBINSON discusses why depression in older people needs to be taken seriously.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – a practice with huge potential

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses how becoming competent in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can help practitioners achieve significantly improved outcomes for those in dementia care.

Wound Champions

As a clinical nurse specialist in wound care for the Southern District Health Board, MANDY PAGAN provides a consultation role in residential aged care (RAC) facilities in Southland. To complete her clinical masters, she conducted a systematic review investigating wound programmes in RAC facilities. Here is an overview and summary of this review.

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.

Sweet as honey

As resistance to antibiotics strengthens, it is more important than ever to look for alternative treatments. When it comes to wound care and infection control, mānuka honey is proving to be a strong contender.

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