International Day of Older Persons - which fell on 1st October - was cause for a party for home healthcare provider Pacific Homecare.
A peer mentoring programme proved to be instrumental to Tongan support worker Ainise Toupili's learning success.
It looks like New Zealand First holds the cards to our future government. INsite looks at how the two most likely coalition scenarios could affect seniors, aged care and community support services.
InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.
Clients with disabilities expressed their appreciation for support workers at Geneva Healthcare's annual Spring Ball.
Home support providers have identified a $4.2 million hole in the Government’s funding of their staff annual leave entitlements. Providers fear that the shortfall in pay equity funding will force difficult decisions about quality of care, staffing and ultimately the sustainability of the home support sector. By JUDE BARBACK.
The findings of the inquiry into New Zealand’s aged care sector by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power have been published. JUDE BARBACK dissects the report’s 13 recommendations.
This Gisborne Herald article discusses the need for better access to community services to support older people in their homes.
Pasifika disabled people are typically low users of disability support services and an updated Pasifika disability plan is expected to change this.
People working in residential aged care, home and community support services and retirement villages are likely to encounter the death of a resident or client. Australian provider Karuna says it's ok to grieve, and suggests some coping strategies.