Associate Health Minister to attend Homespace forum

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa will open the Homespace forum, a meeting for the home and community support services sector.

Home Smart Home: How can technology help older people to age in place?

Research out of Massey University shows that older people are open to having monitoring technology at home if it allows them to remain in their own homes for longer.

Response: Residential aged care isn’t “broken”

Jude Barback responds to an editorial suggesting rest homes are not a good option for older people.

Aged care and home support feature in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Recipients from the aged care and home support sectors made their way onto the Queen's Birthday Honours list this year.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands healthcare study group learned

JUDE BARBACK talks to several attendees of the recent Healthcare Study Tour to the Netherlands about the highlights of their trip.

Discriminatory and unfair: Family carer policies under attack again

New research raises fresh concerns about family carer payment policies. The Government is investigating but change can’t come fast enough for family carers.

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.


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