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.
The Government's intentions to extend the pay equity settlement to mental health and addiction support workers has been welcomed, but employers want to see the new settlement fully funded.
69-year-old John McIntosh talks to Mary Anne Gill from the Life Unlimited Trust about ageing, disability and the importance of independence "for your soul".
A successful appeal against a Ministry of Health's application of the Funded Family Care policy could spell change for the policy, especially under a Government that has suggested a review is on the cards.