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Addressing the gap between mental health services and aged care

MAX REID draws attention to the growing demand for a service model that addresses the specific needs of older people with both age-related and mental health needs.

Resistance band programme gets residents moving

A resistance band training programme gets residents moving and having fun.

Keeping up with your fitness may delay the development of Alzheimer’s in old age

Exercising for 30 minutes four times a week may delay brain deterioration in people likely to develop Alzheimer's, scientists have shown. Researchers from the University of Texas found that people who had an accumulation of...

Ryman increases nurses’ pay rates

Ryman Healthcare announced today an increase to the pay rates of its nursing and other village staff who did not fall under last year’s care and support worker pay equity settlement.

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.

A typical day in the life of…a village manager

Andrea Allott is village manager at Bupa’s Ballarat Retirement Village in Rangiora. INsite asks her about the path she took to get into this role, what she loves about her job, and what she’d like to see change in New Zealand’s aged care and retirement industries.

Calls at Alzheimers NZ conference for dementia to be addressed in Budget 2019

Speaking today at Alzheimers New Zealand’s annual conference, chair Dr Ngaire Dixon says the Government needs to address dementia in next year’s Budget.

Response: Glen Sowry – the timing of full capital repayment

Responding to calls by residents for full capital repayment upon vacation of a retirement village unit, Metlifecare chief executive GLEN SOWRY says it is not good business to do anything other than the current practice of repaying the resident once the unit has been refurbished and resold.

Ryman prize kicks off again

The annual Ryman prize has kicked off for a third year running, casting the search for the best work around the globe that has enhanced quality of life for older people.

Pay equity funding increased for rest homes – but some will continue to struggle

This year’s Age Related Residential Care (ARRC) Contract negotiations have gone some way to help protect residential aged care providers from the damaging effects of pay equity – however, with the averaging formula still in place, there will continue to be providers who suffer as a result of the settlement.

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