Strength exercises could help older adults get back on their feet, study finds

A new study shows that older adults who participate in strength training may have a better chance of being able to get up independently after they have a fall.

Digital wallpaper a world first in dementia design

Interactive wallpaper promotes active engagement for residents with dementia allowing residents and visitors to pop bubbles, make snow angels and play games.

Summerset is NZ’s first CEMARS certified village operator

Summerset is the first retirement village operator in New Zealand to become CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certified, and is working with staff and residents to reduce emissions.

New global dementia report highlights NZ’s failings

A new report about the scale of the global dementia challenge means New Zealand needs to step up its response to this public health issue, says Alzheimers NZ.

NZ Super affordable, but pension age should rise

New Zealand’s universal pension system is worth celebrating but could do with small tweaks to the model as the population ages, finds a new report titled 'Embracing a Super model: The superannuation sky is not falling', which was released by think tank The New Zealand Initiative.

New global dementia report highlights NZ’s failings

A new report about the scale of the global dementia challenge means New Zealand needs to step up its response to this public health issue, says Alzheimers NZ.

Inching closer to ANZSCO skill level changes

The ANZSCO remuneration thresholds have been updated, but the aged care sector is still waiting on an amendment to allow the caregiver role to be reclassified and subsequently exempted from immigration laws that require many migrant workers to leave New Zealand.

Gift wrappers needed this Christmas to support people with dementia

All proceeds from Christmas gift wrapping at two Auckland shopping malls will go to Dementia Auckland.

Rest home cleaning staff look longingly at pay increase for DHB counterparts

The new agreement which will see a substantial pay increase for public hospital service workers could put more pressure on residential aged care providers as many can’t afford to match the increase.

Ryman and Summerset win Quality Service Awards

Kiwi customers have voted Ryman Healthcare and Summerset as their most trusted retirement village brands in the Reader’s Digest’s annual Quality Service Awards.
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