Tag Archives: Aged Residential Care

From the desk of Brien Cree

CO-FUNDING IS A REALITY FOR AGED CARE New Zealand was once a "welfare state" where you could rely on the "state" to look after you throughout your life from infancy, healthcare, education, hardship to aged care. Since the eighties and "Rogernomics", we have gradually moved away from this model as …

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Financial abuse of the Elderly – Age Concern.

Previous article – Financial Abuse and Why Does it Matter.   What can be done to prevent financial elder abuse? There are formal ways of protecting older people through government regulation and legal sanctions, but we might do better by raising awareness of FEA and its effects, throughout society. Education …

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Liam Butler interviews John Collyns, RVA Executive Director on taking the heat out of the housing crisis.

Question One:  How do you think retirement village living could help take the heat out of the housing crisis?  John Collyns, Retirement Villages Association Executive Director: Thousands of new homes need to be built each year to meet the growing number of families throughout New Zealand desperate for a roof over their heads. The Government’s …

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From the Desk of Catherine Hall, Executive Director Alzheimers NZ.

When we think about dementia, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers. As you may know, dementia is one of NZ’s most significant and growing healthcare challenges. We estimate there to be around 53,000 people in New Zealand with dementia, which we expect to triple to around 150,000 …

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