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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.

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.
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