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    OPINION: Neglect - the biggest abuse issue for the elderly

    8 July 2015

    This month it was Elder Abuse Awareness Week, and the spotlight was put on how we treat our elderly as a community and what constitutes abuse. BRIEN CREE, managing director of Radius Care, explores the issue.

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    Home care services under threat

    29 April 2015

    Home and community support services are under threat because the current funding model for the sector is unsustainable.

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    Positive Ageing Strategy report released

    21 April 2015

    The 2014 Report on the Positive Ageing Strategy outlines how older people’s spending is expected to quadruple by 2051, while the workforce will continue to get older.

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    Arvida Group lists on the NZX

    18 December 2014

    Shares of Arvida Group Limited today began trading on the NZX Main Board following a successful IPO that raised $80 million in new capital to underpin the growth of the new retirement and aged care group.

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    Questions raised about seminar

    22 October 2014

    A spat between New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and, the organisation behind online publication NZ Aged Care Housing Weekly, has raised questions about an upcoming seminar organised by

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    Ranfurly scoops supreme award at the NZACA awards

    21 October 2014

    It was its food that saw Ranfurly Village Hospital triumph in this year’s New Zealand Aged Care Association /EBOS Excellence in Care Awards. 

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    New Zealand 10th best country for older person wellbeing

    1 October 2014

    New Zealand ranks tenth out of 96 countries in a global index measuring the wellbeing of older people.

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    New retirement village group Hercules set to flex muscles

    18 September 2014

    A new player has emerged in New Zealand’s retirement village and aged care sectors. Nineteen privately owned retirement villages and aged care facilities are considering a proposal to amalgamate ownership under a corporate entity, Hercules Ltd.

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    Living well in old age

    6 August 2014

    Quality of life is the general wellbeing of individuals, defined in terms of health and happiness rather than wealth. Quality of life can be confused with the concept of ‘standard of living’, which is based primarily on income.

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    Oceania set to list

    3 August 2014

    Oceania, one of New Zealand’s largest retirement village and rest home operators, looks set to join Ryman Healthcare, Metlifecare, and Summerset and list on the New Zealand stock exchange.

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    Ryman buys up Tropicana

    Ryman Healthcare has bought Tropicana, an 8.92ha farm in Lynfield, reportedly one of the largest privately owned blocks of land in inner Auckland. The land was owned by Bill Subritzky.

September 2016

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    Talkin’ ‘bout my generation

    JUDE BARBACK looks at the benefits, challenges, practicalities and limitations of intergenerational activities.

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    Last Word… Paul Rea

    New Zealand Seniors Party chair PAUL REA says it’s time for New Zealand to rethink its current pension scheme to deliver a fair deal for older Kiwis.

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    Redefining retirement

    The Commission for Financial Capability recently ran a competition to get people thinking about the changes to life, needs and lifestyle that occur over the 20–30 years that many spend in retirement.

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    Here come the baby boomers

    New research shows that baby boomers want choice and control as they enter old age.

March 2015

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    In your expert opinion...

    INsite asks experts in the retirement villages sector about industry trends, business decisions, investor information and legal advice.

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    ‘New kid’ Arvida takes a fresh approach

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Arvida Group chief executive Bill McDonald about the formidable task of getting the retirement and aged care sector’s newest player up and running.

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    A good place to Be

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Guy Eady about life after Oceania and the rise of his new venture, the BeGroup.

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    Let’s snoop around... Acacia Cove

    JUDE BARBACK finds a cheeky bunch of residents on her visit to Acacia Cove retirement village.

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  • Looking beyond the village

    New Zealand’s retirement village industry is sometimes criticised for failing to deliver a fair deal for residents, but what are the alternatives for older adults as they contemplate the next chapter of their lives? And are they able to deliver the same things villages can? Here, JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at flatting for the elderly, retiring abroad and other options.

  • Ask the experts: Investment

    JAMES BEALE, head of investment management at Craigs Investment Partners, outlines recent trends for the big three listed retirement village operators.

  • Ask the experts: Sales & Marketing

    Marketing expert GILL WALKER explains how to go about selling to the baby boomer generation, who want service, experience and social engagement.

  • Ask the experts: Legal

    MICHELLE BURKE discusses the legal ins and outs of terminating an ORA.

  • Britain’s retirement village industry

    The New Zealand retirement village industry is well-established and flourishing, while Britain’s is still finding its feet. JUDE BARBACK talks to Richard Davis, chief executive of LifeCare Residences, about the differences and similarities between the two sectors.

  • Funded Family Care: a personal view

    Last issue INsite published an article about the controversial new Funded Family Care (FFC) policy, which allows a small proportion of disabled adults to employ a family carer. Here, a recipient of FFC (name withheld) gives her first-hand account of using the system.

January 2014

  • Home & community support

    Home-based care services play a significant role in keeping older New Zealanders living independently in their homes for longer, but providers face a number ofchallenges in delivering a quality service to this growing group of people. INsite invited an array of sector leaders to express their vision and their concerns for New Zealand’s home and community support services sector.

  • Funded family care: flawed or fair?

    After years of court action, the Government has passed legislation to allow adult disabled people to employ family carers, but the new policy has left the sector seething. JUDE BARBACK reports.

  • Consumer directed care and the Eden Alternative

    The Eden Alternative looks set to find its niche in Australia’s new consumer directed care model. INsite talks to Sally Hopkins about the changing face of community care over the Tasman.

  • Improved complaints system raises bar for sector

    The Ministry of Health describes how collaboration between a number of agencies has enabled an improved complaints system for home and community support services.

  • If we live past 80 we will run out of money

    DR CLAIRE MATTHEWS shares the disturbing findings of a survey which reveals how increasingly difficult it is for older New Zealanders to make ends meet.

November 2013

  • Something’s got to give

    With confirmation of poor care delivery in one corner of the sector and allegations of discriminatory pay levels in another, the public cries for more transparency and fairer pay in aged care are getting louder. Change feels imminent, but what shape will it take? By JUDE BARBACK.

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November 2012

  • Till death do us part

    JUDE BARBACK examines some of the difficulties couples face in remaining together in old age.

September 2012

  • What’s on the menu?

    JUDE BARBACK looks at how aged care facilities balance legal, nutritional, and specific dietary requirements with budget, resources, and changing taste preferences when it comes to menu planning.

  • Malnutrition: Are residents at risk?

    INsite consults expert opinions to understand why malnutrition is of such concern in aged care facilities and what can be done about it.

  • Resident chitchat ... with Les and Jean Williams

    Nearly a decade ago, Les (93) and Jean (89) Williams sold their family home and moved into a new two-bedroom chalet at Country Lodge in Matamata.