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Tag Archives: Rights (including the right to complain)

It is time to stop elder abuse

  People must not turn a blind eye if they suspect an older person is being abused or neglected and Age Concern continues to spread this message.  Age Concern Canterbury’s CEO Simon Templeton says it is vital people speak out and a phone call to Age Concern is the right …

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Sunray Says: Elder Abuse

SUNRAY – commentary on politics and policy————————————————————-Read Darel Hall‘s commentary every Monday.Darel has a background in tertiary education policy and politics and was the Deputy Director of the Labour Party Research Unit during the first term of the last Labour-led government. His goal is to provide a thoughtful perspective that causes readers …

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Would I? Could I? Will you?

The right to die? The right to live? It’s such a tricky question. There’s recently been a huge amount of media coverage about Sean Davidson who has written about and since been prosecuted for his mother’s death. You can read some of these reports here and here. Some people argue …

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Quick links for Newstalk ZB info

This morning I was on Newstalk ZB in response to this article. Do you think rest homes (and other aged residential care providers) are doing a good job? Here’s some links I thought may be useful to help people who are interested in learning more about this issue; or who …

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Is dementia a death sentence?

I read a few blogs about ageing and often dementia is something that is discussed. Recently there was some attention on some comments made by a US TV presenter. Basically he said that it’s OK to divorce someone with dementia (he was posed a question about someone dating after a …

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1 in 5 die following evacuation from Canterbury Residential Care facilities post earthquake

>> READ THE PRESS ARTICLE HERE << It’s dreadful isn’t it when you think of frail older people dying as a result of the evacuation and possibly before their natural time. Thinking about how traumatic it must have been for them is distressing for those who loved them. The loneliness and separation …

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When it is time to move, take control

I recently spoke to a group of people from across a number of disciplines and organisations about the services we (Eldernet and Care Publications) provide. As is often the case we ended up having a much wider discussion around many aspects of aging and aged care. One of the topics we discussed was visiting …

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Who am I to complain…

What do you do when you’re dissatisfied with a service you’ve paid to receive? Personally, I’m a complainer. I used to be better at it when I was younger (I hear some of you stay ‘but you’re still young’ – yes, agreed, but when I was a little younger…). I …

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