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In memory: Victoria Brown and her fight for fairness

It was with sadness that INsite learned that Care Association New Zealand (CANZ)’s Victoria Brown passed away last week. Here, we share a piece from her friend and colleague Jessica Buddendijk about Victoria and her advocacy for aged care.

Elder Abuse – a hidden problem we must address

This year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Week, running from 15 to 22 June is ‘It’s ok to ask for help’

Entries now open for Excellence in Care Awards

Aged care facilities and services are encouraged to get their nominations in for the 2019 Excellence in Care Awards.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

Dementia missing from Wellbeing Budget

Alzheimers New Zealand is disappointed with yesterday’s Budget. By Sara Carbery.

Smoking in aged care: a source of tension

As we approach World No Tobacco Day (May 31st) and as New Zealand works towards a Smoke Free NZ 2025 it is a good time to explore smoking in aged care and all the intricacies around this topic.

“I was bullied for two years solid”: bullying in aged care and why it...

An aged care nurse shares her experience of being bullied at work and what she thinks is needed to stamp out bullying in the workplace.

Lifting the lid on discrimination in geriatric mental health

Following the finding that there are a lack of mental health services for older people, a survey has been launched to investigate discrimination in geriatric mental health.

Carers Desperately Need Some Care, New Report Shows

New Zealand’s respite care system is in crisis and needs urgent attention, according to a new report from the New Zealand Carers Alliance. By Sara Carbery.

Technology leading the way in improving aged care

Technology is helping elderly all around the world with new innovations being designed to improve care and combat loneliness. By Ruby Harfield.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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