An end to the capital loss clause?23 June 2015
Retirement village residents are keen to see an end to the capital loss clause, and the Retirement Village Association (RVA) confirms the clause has “probably had its day”.
Baby boomers open up about old age12 May 2015
Future government policies will need to be flexible to accommodate the diverse needs of ageing baby boomers, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found.
Full audit reports for all rest homes to be published17 December 2014
Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full audit reports for all rest homes will be published online from today in a more reader-friendly format.
Questions raised about seniorshousing.co.nz seminar22 October 2014
A spat between New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and seniorshousing.co.nz, the organisation behind online publication NZ Aged Care Housing Weekly, has raised questions about an upcoming seminar organised by seniorshousing.co.nz.
Assistive technology: how can it help in an ageing world?
JUDITH DAVEY discusses the practical and ethical considerations of introducing assistive technology into aged care.
Getting your brand right
Does your branding and marketing tell the right story about your village? JUDE BARBACK talks to branding expert Gill Walker about why good branding is critical to success.
Is it time for a large dose of technology disruption?
RON EMERSON discusses ways that technology could improve healthcare for our growing ageing population.
Let’s snoop around... Aspen Care
JUDE BARBACK finds Tauranga’s Aspen Care Rest Home in the middle of exciting changes.
A good place to Be
JUDE BARBACK talks to Guy Eady about life after Oceania and the rise of his new venture, the BeGroup.
Person-centred care – nice concept, but what actually is it?
JUDE BARBACK discovers the ingredients of the truly person-centred approach taken by Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital.
Architect Answers: rethinking rest homes and retirement villages
A leaky building presents a difficult situation for anyone, but for a retirement village operator there are many layers of complexity. JUDE BARBACK gets a whiff of the industry’s weathertight woes.
What do residents want?
INsite asked residents at Metlifecare’s Papamoa Beach Village about what they like and don’t like about the design of their villas.
Case study: the retirement village
Case study: the medical facility
Daniel Barrington of Klein Architects talks to PAUL PATTON about what went into creating an exciting new medical facility for Christchurch.
Case Study: the aged care facility
Improving the dementia environment at home
CAROLINE BARTLE provides a comprehensive checklist for identifying areas of the home that could be enhanced to support and improve the quality of daily life for the individual living with dementia.
Let’s snoop around ... Eden Lifestyle Care & Village
I feel inclined to carefully wipe my feet as I enter Oceania’s newest addition, Eden Lifestyle Care & Village, well-positioned in the heart of Auckland’s Mt Eden. It has only been open for a matter of weeks, and everything, from its perfectly decorated Christmas trees to its beautiful furnishings and deco, glistens with newness.
A fiery subject
The new Protection from Fire clauses have got the residential aged care sector hot under the collar about the likelihood of extra costs resulting from expansion or refurbishment.
Let’s snoop around... Pacific Coast
JUDE BARBACK traipses down the road to visit the new addition to a growing village.
More to the cuppa than meets the eye
Alexa Andrew’s study of a café in an Otago rest home suggests that cafés may play a more important role in aged care facilities than people might think.
From the oldest to the newest
Building on a long and rich history of care, construction has begun to transform Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital in Auckland into a substantial retirement village complex offering a full continuum of care.
To contract out or do it yourself?
That is the question JUDE BARBACK considers here, looking at the pros and cons of contracting out catering services.
Let’s snoop around... Te Hopai
JUDE BARBACK has a look around one of Wellington’s oldest and most central aged care facilities.
A typical day in the life of … Ainslie McMaste
Ainslie McMaster is head cook at Kowhai Manor Rest home and hospital in Greymouth.