Decision on international RN quals proving contentious

The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.

‘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.

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.

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.

Veteran nurse wrongly sacked, awarded $31k by ERA

A veteran nurse has been found to have been unjustifiably dismissed from a Dunedin rest home and awarded over $31,000.

At breaking point

With a fragmented and inconsistent approach to funding across the country, the home and community support services sector is struggling to meet growing demand for its services. JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the key concerns facing the sector.

Improving the dementia environment at home

CAROLINE BARTLE provides a comprehensive checklist for identifying areas of the home that could be enhanced to support and improve the quality of daily life for the individual living with dementia.

Pay equity settlement: will funding fall short or not?

Union E tū has hit back at claims that the pay equity settlement for care and support workers in aged care will not be fully funded by Government.

Consumer directed care and the Eden alternative

The Eden Alternative looks set to find its niche in Australia’s new consumer directed care model. INsite talks to Sally Hopkins about the changing face of community care over the Tasman.

Spotlight on… depression in our later years

Chief executive of New Zealand’s Mental Health Foundation SHAUN ROBINSON discusses why depression in older people needs to be taken seriously.
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