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.
Health professionals with patients at risk of falls are encouraged to ‘prescribe’ strength and balance classes to help reduce the 27,000 people hospitalised by falls each year.
New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the Herald's rest home investigation series doesn't give the whole picture.
A major investigation has revealed dire living situations in many rest homes across the country.
Rest home residents are dying from bed sores. Nicholas Jones finds the preventable tragedies reflect wider problems in a sector trusted with our most vulnerable.
It is time for family caregiving to be brought out of the shadows, writes Dr Merryn Gott.
Lessons can be learned from a case brought to the Health & Disability Commission where rest home staff were found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in a resident’s care.
Equal pay champion Kristine Bartlett has been named the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year.