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.

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.

Putting falls prevention into practice

Falls prevention remains a key focus for researchers, but are changing funding policies impeding the right information reaching older people at risk of falling in their homes?

InterRAI data reveals concerns over dementia care at home

InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s

As Parkinson's Awareness Week begins, we're reminded that there is still no cure for the condition. However, research shows that specialist exercise programmes can be beneficial for people with Parkinson's.

Advancing in interRAI

The Government’s decision to accelerate the time frame for the roll-out of interRAI to all residential aged care facilities has met with mixed reactions. JUDE BARBACK looks at why there is such a strong drive for the clinical assessment tool and what it is hoped to achieve.

Spotlight on… drama therapy

Drama therapy is increasingly used to help people suffering from dementia. However, far from a fad, drama therapy has been around for a while.

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and...

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.

‘Baby Buddies’ a hit with residents and mums alike

Intergenerational programme brings out the best in residents and young visitors

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