Tag Archives: Aged Residential Care

Say No To Postcode Healthcare

It’s always gratifying when research validates the work we do in looking after older New Zealanders, especially when it’s credible, large-scale, and based on internationally accredited assessment tools. An in-depth look at nationwide data has highlighted strong improvements in health, mental health and well-being, pain management and sociability, for elderly …

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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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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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From the desk of Jon M. Amesbury..

Sarah: Before I start the blog post from Jon I would just like to give him and his team at Aria Gardens a big ‘Congratulations!’ as they have just been announced as the proud winners of the 2015 Waitemata District Health Board, Health Excellence Award for Compassionate Patient Support. Well Done, …

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The Misunderstanding of the Government Increase Rife – From the Desk of Brien Cree, Radius Care.

There has been a lot of misinformation in recent media reporting about why Radius did not give staff a pay rise when the Government ostensibly gave a five per cent funding increase to the aged care sector, and this misrepresentation of the facts needs to be cleared up. The fact …

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Pay is not an Equality Issue – It’s a Funding one in Aged Care – from the desk of Brien Cree, Radius Healthcare.

The media spotlight will once again be on pay equality with the appeal to the Supreme Court by Terranova Homes against the ruling that caregiver Kristine Bartlett was being under-paid due to gender discrimination. While the major focus with this issue has been on whether or not care givers in …

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