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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.

From the oldest to the newest

Building on a long and rich history of care, construction has begun to transform Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital in Auckland into a substantial retirement village complex offering a full continuum of care.

New Zealand’s retirement village industry – where to next

INsite asks a range of different stakeholders for their views on which direction the retirement village industry is heading.

Rejuvenate the body through exercise and diet

GARY SYME discusses how his exercise programme, ‘Born Again Bodies’, combined with a healthy diet, can help older people can stay fit and healthy.

Leadership and management: from shamed to leading light – a management journey in aged...

Fiona Cassie reports on new aged-care manager Anna Blackwell’s journey to turn Ranfurly Manor from a “named and shamed” Fielding rest home into a sought-after facility.

Advancing in interRAI

The Government’s decision to accelerate the time frame for the roll-out of interRAI to all residential aged care facilities has met with mixed reactions. JUDE BARBACK looks at why there is such a strong drive for the clinical assessment tool and what it is hoped to achieve.

Spotlight on… palliative care

INsite talks to Hospice New Zealand about the realities of palliative care.

At breaking point

With a fragmented and inconsistent approach to funding across the country, the home and community support services sector is struggling to meet growing demand for its services. JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the key concerns facing the sector.

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