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Taking the purple path

JUDE BARBACK looks at what is preventing younger people from working in aged care.

The pay fray that won’t go away

Will the pay equity case rocking the aged care sector be resolved in or out of court? JUDE BARBACK looks at the momentum building within government circles, the aged care sector, and other industries.

“I’m not going to a retirement home”

ALAN HITCHCOCK gives a candid account of the realities of dealing with a parent who is steadily losing independence but refuses to discuss long-term care options.

Person first, dementia second

Bupa's GRAINNE MOSS shares sthe touching story of Bupa employee Kate Burnett and resident Mary.

What’s on the menu?

JUDE BARBACK looks at how aged care facilities balance legal, nutritional, and specific dietary requirements with budget, resources, and changing taste preferences when it comes to menu planning.

Healthcare in 2025: exploring new care delivery models

RON EMERSON discusses the increasing role that telehealth will play in New Zealand’s healthcare system.

To contract out or do it yourself?

That is the question JUDE BARBACK considers here, looking at the pros and cons of contracting out catering services.

Our aged workforce – when will it become a priority?

A new survey shows that while aged care workers love their job and value the training they receive, low pay levels, high workloads, an ageing workforce and an increasing demand for aged care add up to a concerning picture for the sector. How many more research reports and legal battles will it take for funding and workforce pay levels to be properly addressed? By JUDE BARBACK.

Seeking meaning behind behaviour that challenges

As the number of people with dementia increases year on year, we need to get better at understanding and managing challenging behaviours that can occur. By BETH McDOUGALL.

Silver Rainbow: the journey to acceptance in our resthomes

INsite talks to Claire Mooney about the third phase of a research project focused on understanding and addressing homophobic attitudes in New Zealand’s aged care facilities. Fifty years ago, when the current residents of New Zealand...
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DR WELLNESS

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.

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