Brain-bulb

The links between loneliness and dementia

CAROLINE BARTLE says the time is right to campaign for funding to tackle loneliness as a way of moderating risk factors that delay the onset of dementia.

Top5 2025

Healthcare in 2025: Exploring new care delivery models

RON EMERSON discusses the increasing role that telehealth will play in New Zealand’s healthcare system.

Pay-equity

The case and its consequences: Implications of the Bartlett v TerraNova pay equity case

JUDE BARBACK analyses the twists and turns of the case so far, and the far-reaching ramifications for aged care and other sectors.

Top5 Best practice

Best practice: Training and staff development

JUDE BARBACK talks to four organisations that are seeing results with changes they have made to their approaches to training and staff development.

Top5 soapbox

On the soapbox … Julie Haggie

Chief executive of Home and Community Health Association JULIE HAGGIE says that moves towards compensating home support workers fairly for the time and cost of travelling between clients is a step in the right direction for the sector.

Latest news and opinion

Latest Issue December 2014

  • Jude Barback
    ED's Letter Within this issue and other recent INsite articles lie some well-reasoned and clearly articulated opinions on areas within aged care and home and community support services that are in need of more resourcing. Calls to fund an integrated mental health and aged care nurse specialist in the community.
  • Pay equity
    The case and its consequences: Implications of the Bartlett v TerraNova pay equity case With the Bartlett v TerraNova pay equity case proceeding to the Supreme Court, JUDE BARBACK analyses the twists and turns of the case so far, and the far-reaching ramifications for aged care and other sectors.
  • Home based care
    Innovation important but consistency crucial – hopes for home-based care JUDE BARBACK talks to Julie Haggie from the Home & Community Health Association about what the home-based care sector hopes will emerge from the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s inquiry into more effective social services.
  • aged care
    Addressing the gap between mental health services and aged care MAX REID draws attention to the growing demand for a service model that addresses the specific needs of older people with both age-related and mental health needs.
  • Best pratice
    Best practice: Training and staff development JUDE BARBACK talks to four organisations that are seeing results with changes they have made to their approaches to training and staff development.
  • Healthcare 2015
    Healthcare in 2025: Exploring new care delivery models RON EMERSON discusses the increasing role that telehealth will play in New Zealand’s healthcare system.
  • Debra Jager
    Let’s snoop around... Home Instead Since introducing INsite’s ‘snoop around’ column, I’ve visited and reported back on many rest homes and retirement villages but never a homecare organisation. Of course, the very nature of home-based care makes it considerably more difficult to ‘snoop around’, but it didn’t stop me from contacting Debra Jager, manager of...
  • Soapbox
    On the soapbox … Julie Haggie Chief executive of Home and Community Health Association JULIE HAGGIE says that moves towards compensating home support workers fairly for the time and cost of travelling between clients is a step in the right direction for the sector.
  • NZACA01
    Conference report New Zealand Aged Care Association annual conference, Wellington, October 2014
  • Todd Perkinson
    Up close and personal with ... Todd Perkinson Jude Barback asks TODD PERKINSON, New Zealand-based chief executive officer of RDNS, about running a trans-Tasman organisation and the challenging funding environment of the home-based support services sector.
  • HonMaggieBarry
    Last word... Maggie Barry The new Minister for Senior Citizens makes her introductions. 
  • Brain bulb
    The links between loneliness and dementia CAROLINE BARTLE says the time is right to campaign for funding to tackle loneliness as a way of moderating risk factors that delay the onset of dementia.