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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.

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.

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.

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.

Calls for malnutrition screening for at risk elderly

New research highlights the importance of screening for risk of malnutrition among older people as a preventative health measure.

New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.

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.

Free shingles vaccine coming for over 65s

Pharmac has announced it is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018.
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