Licence to occupy model used for dementia care suites

In what is thought to be a New Zealand first, Summerset has opened a dementia care facility offering Licence to Occupy (LTO) apartments. The new centre, which is located at Summerset by the Ranges...

Stroke survivor and carer shares experience with stroke study day attendees

Almost 250 stroke service providers, stroke teams, general practitioners and practice nurses from across the South Island learnt about a wide range of stroke-specific topics at the annual South Island Stroke Study Day. The event focused on enhancing the daily practice of stroke delivery and quality care and included the management of post-stroke depression, and the transition from hospital to home.

Age of eligibility for NZ Super set to increase

The Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has released her recommendations for changes to New Zealand Super as part of her 2016 review of retirement income policies.

Retirement village comparison tool launching soon

AgedAdvisor is about to launch a new tool that allows users to compare entry ages, purchase price ranges, deferred fee models and weekly maintenance charges. However the Retirement Villages Association thinks comparing these features is not so straightforward.

NZACA hits back at $26/hr union claim

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) has hit back at suggestions made recently in the New Zealand Nurse's Organisation's (NZNO) magazine Kai Tiaki that a "top pay rate of $26 an hour" is likely to emerge as the Equal Pay settlement for care and support workers.

‘Awesome’ being country’s first RN prescriber

Her first script was for paracetamol but writing it herself was "still an awesome feeling", says the country's first registered nurse prescriber.

Shift working nurses: how fatigued are you?

A national online survey into nurse fatigue is launching this week and shift working nurses are being urged to share their work and sleep patterns.

New dementia design resource welcomed

The residential aged care sector is pleased to see that a new dementia design handbook has been released as an information resource rather than formal guidelines.

RN prescribing a legal reality

The first registered nurse prescriber could be signing their first script on 20 September when long-awaited RN prescribing regulations come into force.

What is ‘nurse’ in Māori?

To mark Māori Language Week Nursing Review looks at the several Māori words for 'nurse' and which word has been chosen by NZNO for its new Māori name.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...