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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.

RVA Conference 2018 – let the good times roll

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.

Response: Residential aged care isn’t “broken”

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

Demystifying the d-word: the need for death education in New Zealand schools

While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.

Elder abuse: a true story

Age Concern caseworker Janine King in Southland shares this case study of elder abuse, one of many cases that are reported each year in New Zealand.

Retirement villages: can they address financial concerns in retirement?

Allain Kuys-Clarke suggests retirement village operators should consider the idea of removing weekly residents' fees with the aim of reducing financial concerns among those residents on limited incomes in retirement and thereby increasing their penetration into the seniors' market.
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