Tackling racism in our rest homes

Resident and staff attitudes need to change if we are to create inclusive working environments for our increasingly diverse workforce in New Zealand’s residential aged care sector. A panel discussion at the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s annual conference discusses how facilities can improve.

How to get a six-pack in your sixties

'Gymtimidation' is a thing of the past for older adults with the launch of a new fitness programme that has been dubbed 'Netflix for fitness'.

Cannabis and the elderly

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says there needs to be more, better quality information provided on the impact of cannabis for seniors.

Spotlight on… C difficile

Epidemics of Clostridium difficile have had devastating effects in the northern hemisphere, and now this “hospital superbug” has made its way to New Zealand, with new, highly virulent strains wreaking havoc in hospitals and aged care facilities.

Another way of looking at aged care

Designers and architects are not involved enough in designing residential care facilities for older people, say quality care experts, Dr Jan and Marian Weststrate.

Ranfurly scoops supreme award at the NZACA awards

It was its food that saw Ranfurly Village Hospital triumph in this year’s New Zealand Aged Care Association /EBOS Excellence in Care Awards.

New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.

Top speakers to appear at conference on spirituality and ageing

Clinical and forensic psychologist and leading commentator on spiritual care and positive ageing in health and aged care environments, Professor Bruce Stevens, will speak at this year’s Ageing and Spirituality conference hosted by The Selwyn Foundation’s Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality on 1 September 2017.

High quality training needed to provide good end-of-life care

High quality training and involving family in decisions is crucial to providing good end-of-life care in residential aged care facilities. By Ruby Harfield

Should retirement village operators really be so optimistic about the future?

The ANZ's annual Retirement Village Association (RVA) survey has found that village operators are more optimistic about the industry's future than ever. INsite asks ANZ's Richard Hinchliffe and RVA's John Collyns if this optimism...


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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


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...