‘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.

Meeting the Minister: asking the tough questions

INsite editor Jude Barback asks Hon NICKY WAGNER, the new Associate Health Minister with responsibility for health of older people, to address the big issues affecting aged care and home and community support services including funding, sustainability, equal pay and palliative 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.

The rising cost of running our rest homes – and what the Gov’t intends...

The creeping costs of compliance and care delivery are pushing some residential aged care providers to breaking point. JUDE BARBACK questions whether the sector can continue to keep pace without a corresponding increase in Government funding.

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.

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.

Removing cultural barriers to residential care

Mercy Hospice’s Cultural Care Project is helping to address the common barriers preventing families from accessing timely, culturally appropriate palliative care.

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.

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.

Making advance care planning accessible

Liam Butler interviews NIC McKENZIE on making Advance Care Planning accessible to older people with intellectual disabilities.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.
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