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Opinion: Simon Wallace – Herald rest home series not the whole picture

New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the Herald's rest home investigation series doesn't give the whole picture.

Response: Glen Sowry – the timing of full capital repayment

Responding to calls by residents for full capital repayment upon vacation of a retirement village unit, Metlifecare chief executive GLEN SOWRY says it is not good business to do anything other than the current practice of repaying the resident once the unit has been refurbished and resold.

Response: Graham Wilkinson – immediate full capital repayment is “well intentioned but impractical”

Retirement Villages Association (RVA) president GRAHAM WILKINSON says the suggestion of full capital repayment when a retirement village unit is vacated is "simply impossible to consider".

Opinion: Dick Williams – Unfair terms in a retirement village contract

Retirement Village Residents' Association spokesperson DICK WILLIAMS says retirement village legislation still strongly favours the village operator and not the resident.

Opinion: Elisabeth Kennedy – why interRAI makes aged care nursing such a hard job

In this honest and confronting opinion piece, Registered Nurse ELISABETH KENNEDY explains how trying to keep on top of interRAI training led her to neglect her role and her health.

Opinion: Dr Merryn Gott – Caregivers are vital part of the palliative care workforce

Dr Merryn Gott argues that caregivers need to be seen explicitly as part of the palliative care workforce, requiring appropriate education, training and support.

Opinion: Brien Cree – in defence of rest homes

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree's blood boiled listening to residential aged care facilities take a hammering in recent talkback discussions around elder abuse. Here, he comes to the defence of rest homes.

Home or away: is the grass greener overseas for retirees?

Following last week’s article on whether the grass is greener here or abroad, INsite asks International Living Australia’s editor Victoria Harmer her thoughts on the topic.

Ageing with a disability “sucks”, says long-time advocate

69-year-old John McIntosh talks to Mary Anne Gill from the Life Unlimited Trust about ageing, disability and the importance of independence "for your soul".

Opinion: Laurie Hilsgen – Government needs to review carer policies

Chief executive of Carers NZ LAURIE HILSGEN says the Government needs to take a fresh look at policies related to caring, including the Funded Family Care policy.
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