Education & Training:
Building & Amenities:
Tensions running high
Thank you for the great feedback on this year’s first edition of INsite, sporting its new format.
With long-term care needs as the focus of this issue, we dedicate a feature to looking at whether these needs are being met in the home care arena. Interrogation of the NZHHA, the DHBs, and major providers of home support services gives an eye-opening view of the tensions running high in this area.
We also explore the notion of multi-disciplinary teams as an effective model for meeting long-term care needs in aged residential care. In doing so, we gain an insight into some excellent work being done in this area by various DHBs and weigh up the pros and cons of expanding this team approach into community and home-based settings.
Aged care sector news has recently been dominated by wrangling between the sector’s ITO Careerforce and leading training provider
Health Ed Trust as their proposed merger plans fail to launch. On page 5, we reveal the full and in-depth story and consider some of the bigger issues about meeting the training needs of the aged care workforce.
Through our regular columns, we continue to give you an insight into the lives and opinions of the people and organisations at the heart of aged care and retirement. Remember, it is your sector and this is your magazine; please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your stories and comments.
Jude Barback, Editor
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