Opinion: Kevin Atkinson – Bigger isn’t always better

Chief Executive of Generation Homes Kevin Atkinson believes in providing housing options to retirees that meet differing tastes and differing budgets.

Response: Monina Hernandez – migrant nurses shouldn’t be channelled only into aged care

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.

Opinion: Brien Cree – Nursing shortage in aged care sector needs government intervention

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.

“Exciting time” for retirement village sector

Village Guide Founder Paula Bishop reflects on the findings of the recent ANZ Retirement Villages Association Survey.

Should man be granted clean slate to allow him to work in aged care?

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.

Opinion: Eseta Finau – Young Pacific migrants not the solution for aged care staffing

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.

Cannabis and the elderly

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says there needs to be more, better quality information provided on the impact of cannabis for seniors.

Opinion: Brien Cree – Say No To Postcode Healthcare

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says the ‘Caring for Our Older Kiwis’ report found that there were "significant benefits of aged residential care".

Does my bum look big with this stick?

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.

Book Review: Take Heart: My Journey with Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure

Liam Butler reviews ‘Take Heart: My Journey with Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure’, a book by Adrienne Frater.


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