Opinion: Monina Hernandez – Fast-tracking recruitment of IQNs into the aged care sector

Last month, the internationally qualified nurses’ (IQN) community welcomed the inclusion of aged care registered nurse into the Long Term Skill Shortage List  (LTSSL) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The LTSSL...

End of Life Choice Bill: will it lead to more elder abuse?

Ian McIntosh, the Co-General Editor of Elder Law in New Zealand, has published an article arguing that the Bill fails to adequately protect victims of the pervasive and notoriously difficult-to-detect problem of elder abuse, who might be...

Australia launches national retirement village accreditation scheme

Across the ditch, Australia is launching the Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) this month, forming one national accreditation scheme for retirement villages, which will provide village residents and their families with assurance about...

Rest home cost pressures recognised in aged care price negotiations

Residential aged care facilities will receive a funding increase of 3.2%, the highest increase since 2009 across all four care categories, rest home, dementia, hospital and psychogeriatric.   However, the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)...

Aged care nurses and caregivers subject to poor working conditions

A study led by researchers at the University of Auckland looked at the working conditions of seventeen residential aged care facilities. It compared environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, noise and lighting in nurse...

Home care workers subject to frequent verbal abuse

New research shows that home care workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, with indications of abuse occurring in New Zealand’s home care sector as well.

Residents, RMA and reputation: plenty to discuss at RVA Conference

Delegates of this year’s RVA Conference in Brisbane will hear about the Australian retirement village industry’s experience of turning adversity into advantage.

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.


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.


Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.