Are migrant workers robbing New Zealanders of jobs in aged care?

The aged care industry has taken exception to recent immigration policies that make it harder for migrants to gain work in New Zealand. JUDE BARBACK looks critically at the immigration debate in the context of aged care.

Is rest home-level care being phased out?

JUDE BARBACK looks at one rest home’s plea for funding to provide temporary hospital-level care for a resident who did not wish to be moved. This case further highlights the ever-tightening squeeze on rest home-level care.

Dementia, intimacy and sexuality in residential aged care

When it comes to sexuality and intimacy in an aged care setting, how can staff balance residents’ rights with a duty of care? DR CATHERINE COOK and Associate Professor MARK HENRICKSON address a complex and sensitive topic.

Meet Labour’s new spokesperson for Health: Q&A with Dr David Clark

INsite editor Jude Barback asks Labour's new spokesperson for Health, Dr David Clark, about Labour's stance on issues relating to aged care, home health and retirement and the party's priorities when it comes to older New Zealanders.

‘Household’ format in aged care proving popular

Selwyn Foundation is the latest aged care provider to feature the increasingly popular 'household' format in the design and care delivery strategy of its newest development.

Healthcare in 2025: exploring new care delivery models

RON EMERSON discusses the increasing role that telehealth will play in New Zealand’s healthcare system.

Searching for a death with dignity

The Health Select Committee’s inquiry into medically assisted dying has brought to the fore New Zealand’s deeply polarising debate on voluntary euthanasia. JUDE BARBACK takes stock of the arguments for and against, including the NZACA’s strong stance.

The difference between the Australian and New Zealand aged care industries

With a new report released on the status of Australia’s aged care and retirement industry, INsite asked industry experts Ryman Healthcare’s Gordon MacLeod and Forsyth Barr’s Jeremy Simpson to comment on the similarities and differences between the Australian and New Zealand aged care sectors.

Texture modified diets part of the care

Registered dietitian LIZ BEAGLEHOLE of Canterbury Dietitians says facilities need to plan ahead to ensure they get the texture of the food right for each resident, while also meeting their nutritional needs.

Advance Care planning: the importance of having *that* conversation

JUDE BARBACK looks at the ins and outs surrounding advance care planning in New Zealand.
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