20 questions to mark 20 years of Eldernet

With Eldernet hitting the 20 year mark, Jude Barback asks founder ELEANOR BODGER about what inspired her to set up Eldernet and the changes she’s seen since.

New training initiative to help build a stronger palliative care workforce

A new partnership between Careerforce and Hospice New Zealand has seen the development of a fit-for-purpose assessment package to help support and build a strong palliative care workforce.

Guiding principles for managing pressure injuries

The Herald's recent investigation into rest home care highlighted many cases involving pressure injuries. INsite invited the New Zealand Wound Care Society to share the best-practice principles for caregivers and clinical managers when it comes to managing pressure injuries.

What the NZACA report doesn’t say

Responding to the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s major new report ‘Caring for our older Kiwis’, the Home and Community Health Association believes there needs to be more emphasis on choice when it comes to discussing ageing policies.

Access to aged care is a DHB lottery

New research released today proves that postcode healthcare is a reality for older Kiwis, due to the inconsistent approaches to residential aged care by District Health Boards.

Poor care incident casts further questions over aged care sector

Another incident of failed rest home care fuels calls for a consumer watchdog for the residential aged care sector – but rest home providers urge that the sector should not be judged by isolated incidents.

Litany of problems or isolated incidents? – Providers react to Herald investigation

Residential aged care providers say the Herald's investigation has latched onto isolated incidents and extrapolated them across the whole industry. Meanwhile providers are constantly striving to improve in the face of insufficient funding. By Sara Carbery.

Reducing falls: promoting ‘use it or lose it’ classes

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.

Opinion: Victoria Brown – aged care providers face an “ongoing, uphill struggle”

Victoria Brown of Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) says more facilities will close if funding does not keep pace with rising costs and expectations.

Opinion: Simon Wallace – Herald rest home series not the whole picture

New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the Herald's rest home investigation series doesn't give the whole picture.



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