Advance

Advance Care Planning: the importance of having that conversation

JUDE BARBACK looks at the ins and outs surrounding advance care planning in New Zealand.

sickness-health

In sickness and in health

JUDE BARBACK considers the burdens placed on the older person caring for their spouse or partner and what support is out there for them.

Kristine-Bartlett

Last Word... Kristine Bartlett

When KRISTINE BARTLETT appeared on TV3’s Campbell Live she said ‘I’m not on a pedestal. All the girls are up there with me’. With the equal pay test case still before the courts Kristine speaks about what drove her to take the case.

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On the soapbox ... sector leaders

INsite asked industry leaders what they perceived as the biggest challenge facing aged care in New Zealand today. Under-funding, ageist attitudes, and social isolation are among the issues on the horizon.

Dementia

Finding the sexiness in dementia

Bupa’s global director of dementia services, Professor Graham Stokes talks to JUDE BARBACK about why we need to turn our attention to person-centred care and society’s attitudes need to change.

Latest news and opinion

Negotiations to start for care workers travel time

1 April

The Government has decided to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers – a move that will be welcomed by many in the home and community support services sector.

Barlow appointed non-executive director for Ingenia

1 April

Norah Barlow, who will finish her time as chief executive officer of Summerset on Friday, has taken on the role as an independent non-executive director for Australian listed company Ingenia Communities.

New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey

1 April

Researchers from the New Zealand Work Research Institute (AUT University) are carrying out a survey of the New Zealand aged care workforce in April and May this year.

New retirement facility opens on Stewart Island

1 April

New industry player, Remarkable Retirements has announced plans to build a retirement village and aged care facility on Stewart Island.

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Latest Issue May 2014

  • ED's Letter It is almost impossible to discuss the challenges presented by the growing ageing population without the phrase “baby boomers” cropping up.
  • New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey Researchers from the New Zealand Work Research Institute (AUT University) are carrying out a survey of the New Zealand aged care workforce in April and May this year.
  • Ryman expands into Auckland Ryman Healthcare plans to build eight new retirement villages, with five of the new villages to be built in the Auckland region, although the specific locations have not yet been released.
  • Negotiations to start for care workers’ travel time The Government has decided to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers – a move that will be welcomed by many in the home and community support services sector.
  • Minimum Wage increase needs funding increase Last month, the Government announced a minimum wage increase from $13.75 to $14.25.
  • Advance Care Planning: Advance Care Planning: the importance of having that conversation JUDE BARBACK looks at the ins and outs surrounding advance care planning in New Zealand.
  • Finding the sexiness in dementia Bupa’s global director of dementia services, Professor Graham Stokes talks to JUDE BARBACK about why we need to turn our attention to person-centred care and society’s attitudes need to change.
  • In sickness and in health JUDE BARBACK considers the burdens placed on the older person caring for their spouse or partner and what support is out there for them.
  • Spark of Life approach: is it the way to go? JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at the Spark of Life approach and how it is transforming dementia care around the world, including here in New Zealand.
  • Do we care about carers? HELENE RITCHIE shares her firsthand experience of becoming a 24/7 carer for her husband in a “failing and ad hoc health system”.
  • Age against the machine DR KEVIN DOUGHTY discusses how assistive technologies are becoming increasingly important in supporting older people in their own home.
  • Loneliness – the last problem Social isolation is a serious concern for older people. INsite looks at what is being done about it.
  • On the soapbox ... sector leaders INsite asked industry leaders what they perceived as the biggest challenge facing aged care in New Zealand today. Under-funding, ageist attitudes, and social isolation are among the issues on the horizon.
  • Let’s snoop around... Glenburn Retirement Village JUDE BARBACK visits Bupa’s Glenburn Retirement Village in New Lynn, Auckland.
  • Up close and personal with Colin Mathura-Jeffree Colin Mathura-Jeffree tells INsite what inspired him to become Alzheimer’s New Zealand’s Champion for Dementia.
  • Last Word... Kristine Bartlett When KRISTINE BARTLETT first appeared on TV3’s Campbell Live in August she said ‘I’m not on a pedestal. All the girls are up there with me’. With the equal pay test case still before the courts Kristine speaks about what drove her to take the case and what keeps her going.