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Residential Care

Restaurant quality meals

There’s no doubt that delicious food is one of the great joys of life, and that is just as true in retirement as any other stage of life. Nutrition is also key as we grow older. A healthy combination of good food and exercise can delay or even reverse many of …

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A History of Residential Care in New Zealand

During the mid-1800s, New Zealand attracted many single male immigrants wanting to make their fortunes on the goldfields and other like ventures. By 1900 there were numerous elderly men who had not married and were without families. This posed a problem as during this time as traditionally, elderly people who …

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Elderly should be afforded same rights and privileges as the young

Why are the elderly not afforded the same rights and privileges as the young? Recently, I got talking to a friend about the suite of services offered by Birthcare, the popular birthing centre in Parnell, Auckland where she has given birth to two of her children. While the same level …

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Hospital admission under the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment and Assessment) Act

Liam Butler interviews Dr Anthony O’Brien RN BA MPhil (Hons) PhD FNZCMHN Liam: Anthony, can you please explain the process of compulsory hospital admission to older adult mental health services, some of the issues involved, and the rights of patients admitted involuntarily.   Anthony O’Brien From time to time older people …

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Mental health for older people..

Liam Butler interviews researcher Chris Allison about promoting mental health for Older People  Chris how can your research into Global Ageing and the Challenges and Opportunities for Nelson-Tasman and Aotearoa New Zealand be used to promote mental health for older people? Chris Allison: As people age, for instance, their demands on health systems have …

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The latest groundbreaking initiative from Aria Gardens

Following on from the phenomenal achievements of being awarded the 2014 national Excellence in Care (Community Connections) award and the WDHB Care Excellence Award for Compassionate Patient Support, Aria Gardens has recently been featured on the TV3 news programme ‘Newsworthy’ for their latest world first initiative “Creativity in the Community”.  …

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