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Budget 2018 wish lists for aged care and home support

The Australian Budget delivered funding increases for home care and residential aged care services – will the New Zealand Budget follow suit? INsite asks aged care and home support organisations what they would like to see in this year’s Budget.

“Napoleon in a mental hospital”: Generations project aims to reduce social isolation among older...

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.

The Fitbit and the older person

New research shows fitness trackers benefit older people.

New trial of disability supports system announced

A new disability supports system will be trialled in MidCentral from October this year.

DHBs hit back at NZACA report

District Health Boards say that the long wait times for rest home allocation quoted in the recent NZACA report don’t take into account alternative pathways following assessment, particularly ageing in place.

Live Stronger for Longer programme aims to prevent more falls

The Live Stronger for Longer movement is gaining strength in communities throughout New Zealand.

What the NZACA report doesn’t say

Responding to the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s major new report ‘Caring for our older Kiwis’, the Home and Community Health Association believes there needs to be more emphasis on choice when it comes to discussing ageing policies.

Home support sector (still) needs solutions

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.

Home support worker: “Even after three decades, every day is different”

Close to three decades ago, Tracey Foster knocked on the door of the public health nurse office looking for a job to support her young family. REBEKAH FRASER spoke to the West Coast woman who has devoted her working life to helping others.

Aging for Beginners – How to enter the twilight years successfully

The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process.
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