Response: Residential aged care isn’t “broken”

Jude Barback responds to an editorial suggesting rest homes are not a good option for older people.

Budget 2018 wish lists for aged care and home support

The Australian Budget delivered funding increases for home care and residential aged care services – will the New Zealand Budget follow suit? INsite asks aged care and home support organisations what they would like to see in this year’s Budget.

New trial of disability supports system announced

A new disability supports system will be trialled in MidCentral from October this year.

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.

Home support worker: “Even after three decades, every day is different”

Close to three decades ago, Tracey Foster knocked on the door of the public health nurse office looking for a job to support her young family. REBEKAH FRASER spoke to the West Coast woman who has devoted her working life to helping others.

Aging for Beginners – How to enter the twilight years successfully

The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process.

Countering loneliness in older women living alone

Today is International Women’s Day and a good time to recognise the efforts of researchers working with older women living alone to tackle social isolation and remove some of the barriers to accessing services.

Opinion: Dr Merryn Gott – Caregivers are vital part of the palliative care workforce

Dr Merryn Gott argues that caregivers need to be seen explicitly as part of the palliative care workforce, requiring appropriate education, training and support.

Opinion: Brien Cree – in defence of rest homes

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree's blood boiled listening to residential aged care facilities take a hammering in recent talkback discussions around elder abuse. Here, he comes to the defence of rest homes.

Social networking tool for older people wins award

A social networking tool designed to tackle loneliness one street at a time took out Australia's inaugural Senior Living Innovation Challenge.
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DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.

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