Life stories and staff numbers the keys to person-centred care for older people

To deliver person-centred care to frail older people you need to know their life story, gerontology nurse leader Dr Kathy Peri tells Nursing Review. And you also need management support and enough staff and time.

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th Century are no longer relevant nor acceptable in the 21st...

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and I want to show that gerontology nursing can be sexy,”...

Laughter Yoga proven to improve residents’ health and wellbeing

Laughter Yoga sounds like a good, well, laugh. But new scientific research has confirmed its ability to boost older people's moods and lower blood pressure.

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.

Bringing accessibility and flexibility to caregiver training

Keeping on top of staff training needs is sometimes easier said than done. The realities of shift work, varying caregiver hours and busy rest home life in general can make staff education and training difficult. But thanks to digital technology, training is becoming more accessible and transportable than ever.

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.

Home care sector: on the edge of crisis

The home and community support services (HCSS) sector is on the edge of crisis as it becomes clear that some businesses will need to close, services cut and redundancies made following the Government’s failure to deliver on its promise to fully fund both the pay equity settlement and the implementation of guaranteed hours. By JUDE BARBACK.

New cardiovascular research project for aged care sector

The Christchurch Heart Institute is working alongside the Heart Foundation as part of an innovative approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, following a significant donation of $330,000 from Ryman Healthcare, who are hosted a special cheque presentation last night.

Global launch of online programme for palliative care support

An online platform to help families and health workers in a palliative care setting has been launched globally.
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