Recently qualified dietitian Debra Nell completed her master’s thesis on meeting the nutrition and hydration needs of residents in dementia care units. As part of her research, she developed a series of recommendations for facilities catering for these special residents.
On 1 July, after a somewhat hurried and harried introduction, interRAI became the mandatory clinical assessment tool for nurses to use in residential aged care facilities nationwide.
RON EMERSON discusses the increasing role that telehealth will play in New Zealand’s healthcare system.
MAX REID draws attention to the growing demand for a service model that addresses the specific needs of older people with both age-related and mental health needs.
JUDE BARBACK discovers the ingredients of the truly person-centred approach taken by Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital.
JUDE BARBACK looks at the ins and outs surrounding advance care planning in New Zealand.