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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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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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From the Desk of Janet Brown – Director of Head and Heart.

It’s the silly season, and you might be wishing you had more hours in the day right now!  When I run time management workshops in aged care facilities or retirement villages, everyone starts out by telling me they don’t have enough time for all the tasks and responsibilities they have …

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