Residential Care

Do village residents really need to move out of their village to receive care?

Many older person’s advocates have been vocal recently about the idea that residents in villages across New Zealand are – having to leave their village and move alternative care facilities due to a lack of available beds. In August 2020, Minister Sue Brown even presented a petition to parliament asking …

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First report of its kind published on experience of older Māori and aged residential care

New research published today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is the first of its kind to better understand, raise awareness of and start discussion about the quality of care for Māori and aged residential care (ARC).

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Exploration of loneliness and informal carer stress in older adults

Dr Rebecca Abey-Nesbit, a researcher at the University of Otago, Christchurch, has spent the past four years working as part of a team dedicated to better ageing research. In this article, Rebecca shares her research into the impacts of loneliness and carer stress on older adults.

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Government launches Better Later Life Action Plan – what will it change for our older people?

Earlier this month, Minister for Seniors Dr Ayesha Verrall launched the Better Later Life Action Plan, which sets out a pathway for a better future for older New Zealanders.

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Our latest Where from Here handbook proves a timely resource for older kiwis

Where from Here is all about empowering people to journey through this stage of life by giving them the tools needed to make decisions that are right for them.

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