More investment in the aged care nursing workforce is the answer to shortages, argues Monina Hernandez, not channelling migrant nurses into a specialty that may not be their preferred choice.
New Zealand’s aged care sector is experiencing a chronic nursing shortage and we now have a crisis situation on our hands. Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says the Government needs to intervene.
Village Guide Founder Paula Bishop reflects on the findings of the recent ANZ Retirement Villages Association Survey.
INsite is keen to gauge readers’ opinion on the case currently being heard in the courts involving a New Zealand man who committed indecent assault on a child in 1986 requesting a clean slate so that he can work in the aged care industry.
A World Bank suggestion that Australasia solve its shortage of aged care workers with young Pacific migrants is patronising and insulting, says Pacific nurse leader Eseta Finau. Instead, she argues in an NZNO blog, Pacific, Māori and other young people should be welcomed into nursing.
Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says there needs to be more, better quality information provided on the impact of cannabis for seniors.
Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says the ‘Caring for Our Older Kiwis’ report found that there were "significant benefits of aged residential care".
Shona Daubé worked as a registered nurse for 36 years, latterly in the aged care sector. Four years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She has written two light-hearted books about living with MS and has a vision to distribute them freely to people with chronic health conditions.
Liam Butler reviews ‘Take Heart: My Journey with Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure’, a book by Adrienne Frater.
The focus on people at the Retirement Villages Association 2018 conference in SkyCity Auckland this week is an indication of how robust the retirement village industry is and how well it continues to perform. Jude Barback reports.