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August 2016
  • Jude Barback

    ED's Letter

    One of the questions pivotal to discussions at the recent RVA conference in Auckland was, what will baby boomers want when they enter our retirement villages and aged care facilities?

  • Small rest home

    The plight of the small rest home

    In an effort to boost occupancy levels and compete with larger operators delivering a broader continuum of care, smaller residential aged care facilities are increasingly providing hospital level care at the rest home level of funding. Without policy and funding intervention, are our smaller facilities sustainable? By JUDE BARBACK.

  • Food

    Food: does yours cut the mustard?

    President and Chair of Dietitians New Zealand CLAIRE TAHU discusses the importance of aged care facilities having regular access to a registered dietitian.

  • Active ageing

    Active ageing

    JUDE BARBACK looks at why active ageing is more than just keeping physically fit and why it is so important.

  • Baby boomers

    What do baby boomers want?

    New Zealand Nutrition Foundation chief executive SUE POLLARD gives a personal perspective on what baby boomers want – and don’t want – when it comes to food.

  • Eat and tweeters

    Get ready for the ‘eat and tweeters’

    The baby boomers take a very different approach to food from their parents before them. JUDE BARBACK says retirement village operators and aged care providers need to prepare themselves for a generation of diverse and adventurous eaters.

  • Ngaire Hobbins

    The right nutrition: counter frailty and improve your bottom line

    Author of Eat to cheat ageing NGAIRE HOBBINS discusses why it is so important to get the food right in residential aged care. 

  • Big issues

    Tackling the big issues in aged care

    INsite looks at the increasing number of older obese people and whether our aged care facilities are equipped to provide the care they need. 

  • In need respite

    In need of some respite

    With respite and short stay admissions increasing, aged care providers are pleased to see some national consistency introduced for premium charging for respite residents.

  • Airbnb home care

    Airbnb meets home care

    JUDE BARBACK catches up with MyCare chief executive and founder Mark Jeffries about how the new home care worker matching service will work with New Zealand’s home and community support services sector.

  • Rates rebate

    Rates rebate for residents

    Could Ruth Dyson’s Rates Rebate Amendment Bill, drawn from the ballot in May, result in eligible retirement village residents being entitled to rates rebate? JUDE BARBACK reports.

  • Resident chitchat 02

    Resident chitchat

    JUDE BARBACK joins a group of residents at Ocean Shores Village in Mount Maunganui for a cuppa to talk about food, exercise and village life in general.

  • Julie Haggie

    On the soapbox… Julie Haggie

    As the Home and Community Support Services (HCSS) sector is inching towards change, chief executive of Home and Community Health Association (HCHA) JULIE HAGGIE reflects on what it all means for employers, employees and clients.

  • Copper Crest

    Let’s snoop around… Copper Crest Village Estate

    A television ad inspires JUDE BARBACK to visit a charming retirement village in Tauranga.

  • Spotlight on

    Spotlight on… depression in our later years

    Chief executive of New Zealand’s Mental Health Foundation SHAUN ROBINSON discusses why depression in older people needs to be taken seriously.

  • Debbie Dillon

    A day in the life of… Debbie Dillon

    INsite asks DEBBIE DILLON about her jobs as executive chef at Atawhai Rest Home and area kitchen manager for Oceania Healthcare and about her journey into food.

  • RVA Conference 2016

    Things get a bit techy at the annual RVA conference in Auckland. JUDE BARBACK reports.

  • NZACA conference

    NZACA 2016 conference

    New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) 2016 conference Theme: The pursuit of excellence – building on our strengths Where: Auckland, When: 4–6 October 2016

  • Glen Sowry

    Last Word… Glen Sowry

    JUDE BARBACK interviews new Metlifecare chief executive Glen Sowry about his new role.