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New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

Tool provides plain English guide on dementia

A new resource provides easy-to-understand and easy-to-access information on dementia.

Global launch of online programme for palliative care support

An online platform to help families and health workers in a palliative care setting has been launched globally.

Advancing in interRAI

The Government’s decision to accelerate the time frame for the roll-out of interRAI to all residential aged care facilities has met with mixed reactions. JUDE BARBACK looks at why there is such a strong drive for the clinical assessment tool and what it is hoped to achieve.

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.

InterRAI data helping identify loneliness in older people

A research project makes use of interRAI data to identify social isolation and loneliness in older people.

Bioengineering aids recovery for swallowing disorders

University of Canterbury researchers at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research have revealed an innovative new treatment for people with swallowing impairments.

Tablets and tablets: when technology intersects with aged care

JUDE BARBACK reflects on the difficulties and benefits of incorporating technology into aged care.

Flexibility welcomed in InterRAI training

While there has been some controversy around the introduction of interRAI in New Zealand residential aged care facilities, St Andrew’s Village in Glendowie, Auckland, has discovered that a flexible approach to interRAI training has made all the difference.

Is it time for a large dose of technology disruption?

RON EMERSON discusses ways that technology could improve healthcare for our growing ageing population.
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