More issues have been uncovered at a Waikato rest home, despite last year being fined for failing to provide proper care to a 92-year-old woman.
Hamilton rest-home staff have been rebuked for failing to deliver "best practice" emergency care to an unconscious woman.
A senior nurse has been reprimanded for failing to inquire into the misappropriation of millions of dollars from an Auckland rest home. The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal said, following a hearing on charges against Sara...
Plans are underway to implement a new positive ageing strategy.
With the baby boomer generation ageing fast, it is projected that number of deaths in New Zealand’s will jump 50 per cent within two decades. Is our stretched, ‘death-denying’ health system ready for the steep upswing in demand for palliative and end-of-life care? Not yet, finds FIONA CASSIE.
More New Zealanders than ever are dying in our rest homes, bringing demand for end-of-life care to an all-time high with no signs of slowing. But rest homes say that unless demand and expectations are accompanied by appropriate funding, the current situation is unsustainable. By JUDE BARBACK.
New research about the poor state of older New Zealanders’ oral health raises questions about whether we are really taking this important health issue seriously. By Jude Barback.
The release of a report compiled by the social innovation project ‘Generations’, aims to find solutions to an issue that looms large for an ever-expanding demographic – the social isolation and feeling of invisibility experienced by so many older New Zealanders.
Leading palliative care specialists say the focus should be on strengthening end of life care rather than introducing euthanasia legislation.
Another incident of failed rest home care fuels calls for a consumer watchdog for the residential aged care sector – but rest home providers urge that the sector should not be judged by isolated incidents.