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UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL?

With an election looming and funding levels still a concern, JUDE BARBACK examines the cracks beginning to show as residential aged care providers differ on significant issues.

architect answersFRONT

ARCHITECT ANSWERS: RETHINKING REST HOMES AND RETIREMENT VILLAGES

INsite asks GEOFF PENROSE of Lifemark and BRETT RIDLEY of Dalman Architecture about what the future aged care facilities and retirement villages will look like.

sector voices FRONT

SECTOR VOICES: AGED CARE LEADERS ON CHALLENGES IN 2014

In this special supplement, INsite asked industry leaders what they perceived as the biggest challenge facing aged care in 2014.

 

 

what residents wantFRONT

WHAT DO RESIDENTS WANT?

INsite asked residents at Metlifecare’s Papamoa Beach Village about what they like and don’t like about the design of their villas.

keeping up telehealthFRONT

KEEPING UP WITH TELEHEALTH

RON EMERSON, global director of healthcare for Polycom, discusses how video technology is improving healthcare for older New Zealanders.

 

leaky villagesFRONT

LEAKY VILLAGES

A leaky building presents a difficult situation for anyone, but for a retirement village operator there are many layers of complexity. JUDE BARBACK gets a whiff of the industry’s weathertight woes.

old gay coupleFRONT

SILVER RAINBOW: THE JOURNEY TO ACCEPTANCE IN OUR REST HOMES

INsite talks to Claire Mooney about the third phase of a research project focused on understanding and addressing homophobic attitudes in New Zealand’s aged care facilities.

Latest news and opinion

Latest Issue June 2014

  • Jude pic
    Ed's Letter: Old people are part of families, too Prior to Budget Day, there is typically a flurry of press releases and pre-Budget announcements hinting at the goodies in store. But worryingly, it all seemed very quiet on the aged care front during the build-up to Budget 2014. I took this as a bad sign.
  • Long way to go
    A long way to go – but on the right track Upon analysing New Zealand’s health and disability workforce, Dr Ganesh Nana, executive director of Business and Economic Research Limited described the typical worker as “female, old, brown, untrained, and low paid”.
  • architect answers
    Architect Answers: rethinking rest homes and retirement villages INsite asks GEOFF PENROSE of Lifemark and BRETT RIDLEY of Dalman Architecture about what the future aged care facilities and retirement villages will look like.
  • leaky villages2
    Leaky Villages A leaky building presents a difficult situation for anyone, but for a retirement village operator there are many layers of complexity. JUDE BARBACK gets a whiff of the industry’s weathertight woes.
  • heart
    Up close and personal with ... Bob Harkness INsite gets a peek into the world of a man who suffered a stroke and now receives long-term care but still dreams of playing golf with Prime Minister John Key.
  • what residents want
    What do residents want? INsite asked residents at Metlifecare’s Papamoa Beach Village about what they like and don’t like about the design of their villas.
  • old gay couple
    Silver Rainbow: the journey to acceptance in our rest homes INsite talks to Claire Mooney about the third phase of a research project focused on understanding and addressing homophobic attitudes in New Zealand’s aged care facilities.
  • case study retirment
    Case study: the retirement village KATE RUSSELL shares the joys and challenges experienced by Dalman Architecture in breathing life into Christchurch’s Russley Village.
  • case study medical
    Case study: the medical facility Daniel Barrington of Klein Architects talks to PAUL PATTON about what went into creating an exciting new medical facility for Christchurch.
  • case study aged care
    Case Study: the aged care facility Gillian Bremner, chief executive of Presbyterian Support Otago, shares why she believes consultation and collaboration are the key to getting it right when it comes to new developments. 
  • keeping up telehealth
    Keeping up with telehealth RON EMERSON, global director of healthcare for Polycom, discusses how video technology is improving healthcare for older New Zealanders.
  • apple paper
    Let’s Snoop Around... Greenwood Park Lifestyle Village JUDE BARBACK joins residents, locals, and Metlifecare bosses for the opening of a new walk at Tauranga’s Greenwood Park.
  • Holding-Hands-2.jpg
    A typical day in the life of ... a needs assessor Needs assessor, Vanessa Taylor, believes she has “the best job in the world”.
  • Roy Reid
    Last Word... Roy Reid President of Grey Power Federation ROY REID believes good progress is being made towards better care for the aged.
  • Leaf
    Improving the dementia environment at home CAROLINE BARTLE provides a comprehensive checklist for identifying areas of the home that could be enhanced to support and improve the quality of daily life for the individual living with dementia.