Day in the life of… a care home manager

INsite asks BARBARA NEWLANDS about a typical day in aged care and the highs and lows of the job.

Positive first year for NZTC’s healthcare training programmes

INsite asks New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) chief executive SELENA FOX about the education provider's first year delivering training and education in the health and wellbeing space.

Aged Care Channel launches in New Zealand

Aged Care Channel has recently launched in New Zealand. INsite catches up with new manager JULIE SPARKS to find out what it's all about.

Study group the way to success for Tongan support worker

A peer mentoring programme proved to be instrumental to Tongan support worker Ainise Toupili's learning success.

Opinion: Ray Lind – the diversity of our care and support workforce

New Zealand is fortunate to have such rich cultural diversity and wealth of knowledge within our care and support workforce. In our new role assessing care and support qualifications for pay equity equivalence, we’ve received...

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th Century are no longer relevant nor acceptable in the 21st...

Bringing accessibility and flexibility to caregiver training

Keeping on top of staff training needs is sometimes easier said than done. The realities of shift work, varying caregiver hours and busy rest home life in general can make staff education and training difficult. But thanks to digital technology, training is becoming more accessible and transportable than ever.

Community spirit in action: village-school collaboration

INsite shares how a community-focused Not-For-Profit retirement village successfully works with the local high school for the benefit of the students, resident, families, staff and wider community.

Age no barrier for diversional therapy apprentice

A childhood love for helping people has seen Madeleine Duley blossom in her role as Activities Assistant for Blenheim’s Redwood rest home.

Alternative career paths: the business and management pathway

In recent years there has been an increase in professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants. But what about those who want to pursue a more administrative career path? INsite looks at the exciting new business and management qualifications that are specifically relevant to the health and aged care setting.
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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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