Across the ditch: Australia’s $662m aged care funding boost

New Zealand’s aged care sector will be looking longingly at the funding boost aged care has received over the Tasman.

Overhaul in mental health service provision needed for elderly

A new study suggests a need for an overhaul in mental health service provision and research to help some of New Zealand's most vulnerable citizens. By Ruby Harfield.

Age-related treatment needed to reduce alarming elderly self-harm statistics

Ruby Harfield investigates a push for more accessible and affordable care to reduce alarming self-harm statistics in older people.

Opinion: Simon Wallace – Rest homes need to keep up with pay

Vast majority of our aged-care providers are unable to compete with the extra money paid to DHB nurses.

Opinion: Carolyn Hansen – Health by Choice: Proper nutrition can slow ageing process

Healthy longevity isn't rocket science. It is the result of healthy habits.

Could national guidelines help prevent assault in rest homes?

Following the recent news of an elderly woman assaulted in her rest home, Soumya Bhamidipati looks into the guidelines available for aged care facilities when dealing with an incident of this nature.

Community bus pensioner’s idea to beat rural isolation

A Catlins pensioner is driving a move for a new community bus to help reduce rural isolation.

High suicide rate among elderly NZ men, targeted treatment needed – expert

For men, suicide rates spike around ages 15-25 and then slowly decline to age 65, when they start climbing again, peaking at 32 per 100,000 in men aged 85+.

Keeping older people – and workers – healthy in a heatwave

Older people are among those most vulnerable to the effects of this hot weather.

Life insurance industry in for a shake-up

Following a review of the life insurance industry which uncovered extensive weaknesses, the Government agreed at Cabinet today to fast-track customer protection measures.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The effects of ‘leaky brain’

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says leaky brain can lead to many different brain disorders, from depression to dementia.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.