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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Victoria Brown of Care Association New Zealand (CANZ) says more facilities will close if funding does not keep pace with rising costs and expectations.
New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive SIMON WALLACE says the Herald's rest home investigation series doesn't give the whole picture.