Tag Archives: quality of care

Update: Abuse inquiry reaches out to survivors

Abuse In Care info video The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is investigating the historical abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are looking into why people were taken into care, what abuse they suffered, and the …

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Chef raises the bar on texture-modified food

Chef Terence Austin is on a mission – to ensure those with the eating condition dysphagia get presented with meals that look, smell and taste just as good as those served to people without the condition. People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing liquids and solids. It’s a growing problem among …

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Ombudsman report offers valuable lessons

The Chief Ombudsman says his independent inspections of privately run aged care facilities offer some valuable lessons as the sector enters another ‘lockdown’. Peter Boshier released a report on August 18 into his inspection of six facilities providing secure dementia and psychogeriatric care, during COVID-19 Alert Levels 3 and 4 in …

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Elderly should be afforded same rights and privileges as the young

Why are the elderly not afforded the same rights and privileges as the young? Recently, I got talking to a friend about the suite of services offered by Birthcare, the popular birthing centre in Parnell, Auckland where she has given birth to two of her children. While the same level …

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From the desk of Catherine Hall, Executive Director, Alzheimers NZ

Late last year, we at Alzheimers NZ were very excited to host our biennial conference Dementia: The Future Is Now, and to welcome some prominent international speakers to the country to take part in the conference programme. International dementia advocate and activist Kate Swaffer (Australia), who herself has young onset …

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