Ageless, Active, Aware: Minister witnesses benefits of senior exercise programme

ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway participates in Ryman’s Triple-A programme, which has recently received formal accreditation.

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.

The A-Z of RVA Conference 2018

Jude Barback gives an alphabetical summary of some of the highlights of this year’s Retirement Villages Association conference.

Retirement village operators not exempt from Overseas Investment Amendment Bill

Retirement village operators have been left frustrated by the select committee's decision.

Retirement village residents finally entitled to rates rebate

After years of lobbying, legislation has been amended to recognise that retirement village residents are rate payers and are entitled to apply for a rebate.

All systems go for next week’s RVA conference

The RVA 2018 conference in Auckland looks set to be a great event.

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

Clarity needed around premium charging and aged care costs

Do the aged care and retirement village industries need to clarify their cost structures around premium rooms and aged care costs in general?

Are rest homes becoming de facto hospices?

More New Zealanders than ever are dying in our rest homes, bringing demand for end-of-life care to an all-time high with no signs of slowing. But rest homes say that unless demand and expectations are accompanied by appropriate funding, the current situation is unsustainable. By JUDE BARBACK.

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.


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