Looking for help with navigating the ageing process? Feeling like you need help but not sure where to start? In this section, we breakdown concepts that are important for older people requiring care, including how an interRAI assessment works, your rights when receiving services, and the complaints process. You’ll also find resources that debunk statistics about ageing, highlight cutting edge research, and profile key concepts for aged care professionals.
Current information about residential care vacancies.
For daily nationwide bed availability see: www.eldernet.co.nz/vacancies To view in a table, select a DHB region first then select ‘View in table’ on right side of the screen. The report can be filtered by: Provider, Vacant beds, Short stay, Impending vacancy, Dedicated Premium room charges, Dedicated Dual use beds, Care...
Don't Drop The Patient! Examine the Entire System – NN Group - (Don Norman)
Equity - Health Literacy NZ and Health Navigator NZ, 2020
Find comprehensive information about symptom management
The hospice website provides lots of information about end-of-life care. This family/whanau may find A Guide for Carers useful. The Palliative Care Handbook 2019 provides information about symptom management.
Find information about the End of Life legislation?
The Ministry of Health website has comprehensive information about the implementation of the Act and other relevant information. See also a link to the Act: The End of Life Choice Act 2019
How moving to a care home (rest home) can reinforce ageism.
Delia McKenna and Barbara Staniforth in their 2017 paper ‘ Older people moving to residential care in Aotearoa New Zealand: Considerations for social work at practice and policy levels.’ give some insights into this time of transition. They show how this process and experience may be improved. “ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: This...
Implementing the Healthy Ageing Strategy
interRAI Assessments - Outcomes and caps - TAS
Ngā paerewa Health and disability services standard | Ministry of Health NZ
What does Pay Parity mean for New Zealand aged care workers?
An estimated 20,000 frontline healthcare workers in New Zealand – including aged care nurses in rest homes and other care facilities – have been given a pay rise thanks to a pay parity agreement confirmed by the New Zealand Government on 28 November 2022. In a New Zealand aged-care context,...
Where can I find interRAI data?
The data visualization tool in the interRAI website allows you to access data at a national, regional and population level. If more comprehensive data is required, you need to request it.
Where can I find MOH care home audits?
Audit reports are available at: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/certified-providers/aged-care A full list of certified rest home (care home) providers in New Zealand can also be downloaded.