Tag Archives: Aged 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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RV survey sheds light on residents’ health needs

Retirement villages have expanded rapidly, now housing one in eight people aged 75 and over. Little is known though about residents, including their health status and needs. To remedy this, Dr Joanna Broad of the University of Auckland led a study of the residents of 33 villages in Auckland. The …

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New patient hoist wins aged care tech challenge

A new patient hoist that enables a single helper to pick up and move someone with mobility issues has won the Best Aged Care Solution category at the inaugural HealthTech Supernode Challenge, sponsored by Ryman Healthcare. Christchurch company HT Systems developed the Kera Transfer Aid, as the device is called. …

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New Zealand ranks highly in end of life care provided in Aged Care

A newly published study from the ELDER study led by Michal found that New Zealand  Aged Residential Care Facilities rank highly in  end of life care in comparison to six European countries. Great news! We also found that symptom management needs in the last week of life do not vary by diagnosis. …

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Ombudsman Aged Care inspections programme: Update

Orientation Visits Orientation visits to specialized dementia and psychogeriatric care facilities began in November 2019. These visits help inform the approach, the assessment criteria and the development of the inspection programme. As they are orientation visits, not inspections, no reports are being produced, or recommendations are being made to facilities …

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