Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

INsite talks to gerontology nursing specialist Dr Kathy Peri about how we can move to a more person-centred model of care in residential aged care and home-base care.

School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

New research on sleep and older adults

Researchers have found that sleep plays an important role in improving brain function.

What can New Zealand learn from Australia’s aged care inquiry?

The aged care inquiry has made a big impact on Australia and New Zealand will be keeping a close eye on its findings. Since its establishment the inquiry has conducted hearings, released reports and received...

Book review: Grandpa’s Noises

St John Thomas’ book takes children on an adventure with their own grandfather in a way that allows the reader to take control. The main character is not featured in the book so any child...

New programme to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions for elderly

Preventing stressful, and often unnecessary, hospital admissions for older Australians living in aged care facilities is the aim of a new $1.9 million program funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. The Early...

Let’s snoop around… the Beach House

JUDE BARBACK attends the opening of the beautiful new Beach House building, the latest addition at Pacific Coast Village in Mount Maunganui.

Don’t underestimate the benefits of singing on mental health

An INsite reader is calling for more community singing groups to benefit people's mental health and wellbeing.

Enabling Good Lives to guide changes to disability support system

Evaluations of the Christchurch and Waikato Enabling Good Lives (EGL) demonstrations will help guide the transformation of the disability support system, Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says.

Does my bum look big with this stick?

Shona Daubé worked as a registered nurse for 36 years, latterly in the aged care sector. Four years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She has written two light-hearted books about living with MS and has a vision to distribute them freely to people with chronic health conditions.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...