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 …Read More »
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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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Hello and welcome back to my regular Eldernet blog. This month, I would like to focus on the issues, both practical and emotional, that family member’s face when having to face the difficult decision of finding a residential aged care placement for a loved one. For many families, this will …Read More »
We compiled an article on the 10th of march asking if those working as caregivers were happy with their role. Read the Article HERE Here are a few more Caregiver stories… 45 year old male Nurse aide I used to work in a dementia wing, but left after a year. …Read More »
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 …Read More »