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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.

Clown Doctors fighting for urgent funds to keep smiling

Heart-broken Clown Doctors are making an appeal for $100,000 via a GiveaLittle campaign so they can keep going the charity that provides laughter to sick children and the elderly. By FIONA CASSIE.

Decline in new nurses in mentored rest home programmes

The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.

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'.

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...

Spotlight on… atrial fibrilation

Heart Foundation GP Champion FRASER HAMILTON talks about atrial fibrillation (AF) – one of the fastest growing forms of heart disease.

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.

Get ready for NZ’s biggest aged care equipment auction

From hoists to home theatre systems, from commode chairs to commercial ovens, aged care and retirement village providers will find everything they need at a massive aged care equipment auction in Auckland this month.

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.

The rise and rise of multi-resistant organisms

Bug Control New Zealand Ltd Infection Control Advisory Service discusses CRE, the next big bug about to hit New Zealand, and what care facilities can expect.
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