Psychiatrist of Old Age, Dr Matthew Croucher is visiting South Island District Health Boards this year to discuss ways to improve local dementia services.
The desire to give top quality care motivated Bronwyn Pickery to pursue a career as a healthcare assistant supported by on-the-job training.
A new white paper on the ageing workforce calls for a national strategy and the development of an ageing workforce tool-kit.
While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.
How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.
JUDE BARBACK talks to several attendees of the recent Healthcare Study Tour to the Netherlands about the highlights of their trip.
Last week saw the release of a report compiled by the social innovation project ‘Generations’, which aims to find solutions to an issue that looms large for an ever-expanding demographic – the social isolation and feeling of invisibility experienced by so many older New Zealanders.
New research released today proves that postcode healthcare is a reality for older Kiwis, due to the inconsistent approaches to residential aged care by District Health Boards.
Residential aged care providers say the Herald's investigation has latched onto isolated incidents and extrapolated them across the whole industry. Meanwhile providers are constantly striving to improve in the face of insufficient funding. By Sara Carbery.
A new report brings fresh calls for a nationally consistent approach to home and community support services. JUDE BARBACK questions whether action is really coming for this sector.