Tag Archives: ageing in place

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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Government launches Better Later Life Action Plan – what will it change for our older people?

Earlier this month, Minister for Seniors Dr Ayesha Verrall launched the Better Later Life Action Plan, which sets out a pathway for a better future for older New Zealanders.

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Could assisted living and ageing in place shape the future of care in New Zealand? A lesson from Singapore

We are already starting to reimagine life in a post COVID-19 world, and this includes an opportunity to transform how we care for older people, professionalise the care sector and identify new products and programmes that enable ageing-in-place and health longevity.

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Can you still cut your toenails?

You wouldn’t think that being able, or unable, to cut our toenails would be the “tipping point” between independence and needing help, but according to research done over the last 20-25 it is. The research conducted by the Newcastle University shows us that as we get older, we lose our …

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