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Compression therapy

DR KENNETH WONG looks at the causes and treatment of chronic venous disease and discusses the benefits and risks.

Case study: treatment of a 95-year-old with a skin tear

SUSIE WENDELBORN shares a successful case study of a category 2b skin tear which without the right treatment could have turned into a chronic leg ulcer.

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.

“Amazing speakers” help make RVA conference a success

Over 200 delegates, exhibitors, and partners took over the Marriott Gold Coast Resort from 24–27 June for the Retirement Villages Association’s 2013 conference.

Something’s got to give

With confirmation of poor care delivery in one corner of the sector and allegations of discriminatory pay levels in another, the public cries for more transparency and fairer pay in aged care are getting louder. Change feels imminent, but what shape will it take? By JUDE BARBACK.

Telehealth in aged care

GARY DENMAN discusses the emerging role of mobile technology in New Zealand’s aged care sector.

iPad revolution in dementia care

LIAM BUTLER learns how iPads are transforming dementia care at Bupa’s Naomi Courts Specialised Dementia Care Home in Nelson.

From home to hospice and everything in between

Providing seamless care from the home, to residential aged care, to an acute hospital setting appears to be a universal goal. Families want it, the Government wants it, aged care facilities and home support services providers want it ... so why aren’t we quite there yet? By JUDE BARBACK.

Passion and vision – leadership in dementia care

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses a knowledge management strategy that helps leaders in dementia care become enablers, rather than directors.

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.

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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