Telehealth in aged care

GARY DENMAN discusses the emerging role of mobile technology in New Zealand’s aged care sector.

Spotlight on… technology

INsite looks at how technology is transforming the services offered by retirement village operators and aged care providers. Bupa Participating in integrated electronic care plan pilot Bupa Care Services are working with the Health Alliance (HA), the support agency...

A day in the life of an InterRAI Educator

INsite asks MELISSA HALL what attracted her to becoming an interRAI educator and what a typical day involves.

Healthbots set up home at Selwyn

Following a trial at Selwyn Heights retirement village in 2013, the Selwyn Foundation has now introduced four robotic seals – or healthbots - to promote interaction and provide comfort for residents in Selwyn rest homes.

interRAI: the tight and tiring race to meet mandatory deadline

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.

Flexibility welcomed in InterRAI training

While there has been some controversy around the introduction of interRAI in New Zealand residential aged care facilities, St Andrew’s Village in Glendowie, Auckland, has discovered that a flexible approach to interRAI training has made all the difference.

Is it time for a large dose of technology disruption?

RON EMERSON discusses ways that technology could improve healthcare for our growing ageing population.

eHealth lighting the way for New Zealand healthcare

Liam Butler interviews Graeme Osborne, Director National Health IT Board.

iPad revolution in dementia care

LIAM BUTLER learns how iPads are transforming dementia care at Bupa’s Naomi Courts Specialised Dementia Care Home in Nelson.

Bioengineering aids recovery for swallowing disorders

University of Canterbury researchers at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research have revealed an innovative new treatment for people with swallowing impairments.
Advertisement

LATEST

Employers anxious mental health worker settlement won’t be fully funded

The Government's intentions to extend the pay equity settlement to mental health and addiction support workers has been welcomed, but employers want to see the new settlement fully funded.

MOST POPULAR

X