Technology

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    Healthbots set up home at Selwyn

    3 November 2014

    Following a trial at Selwyn Heights retirement village in 2013, the Selwyn Foundation has now introduced four robotic seals – or healthbots - to promote interaction and provide comfort for residents in Selwyn rest homes.

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    Deaf community will be able to follow live election coverage

    1 September 2014

    The deaf and hard of hearing will be able to follow this year’s election thanks to New Zealand’s captioning and audio description service, Able. The NZ On Air-funded company announced that it will be captioning all political debates and live election coverage on TV ONE.

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    Improving elderly care through robotics

    4 August 2014

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced it will fund two multi-institutional teams to work collaboratively with Japan on innovative ways to improve elderly care through robotics and human assistive devices.

  • Full agenda for Careerforce conference

    6 May 2014

    The Careerforce Workforce Development Conference 2014, which will take place on the 20 and 21 May at Te Papa in Wellington, will bring together some of the leading people involved in the development of the carer workforce, and address a range of pertinent topics.

September 2016

August 2016

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    Get ready for the ‘eat and tweeters’

    The baby boomers take a very different approach to food from their parents before them. JUDE BARBACK says retirement village operators and aged care providers need to prepare themselves for a generation of diverse and adventurous eaters.

May 2016

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    Living with interRAI

    In the last issue of INsite, the team at TAS offered some reassurance that the sector’s mounting concerns about interRAI would be addressed. However, a recent survey of aged care providers delivers some worrying home truths about the realities of day-to-day life with interRAI.

  • Telehealth future

    Taking telehealth into the future

    MEI-LIN LOW says addressing the health care needs of our older population will be one of the greatest challenges over the next 10 years. Could technology be part of the solution?

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    Smart move: how technology can aid the older person at home

    Researchers from Massey University have received funding for an exciting new research project that will investigate the impact of technology on the lives of older people at home.

March 2016

September 2015

August 2015

May 2015

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    Rating rest homes: is it about time?

    The arrival of a 'Trip Advisor'-type website for rest homes has the sector squirming. AgedAdvisor.nz allows anyone to rate and review aged care facilities and retirement villages, which has left some providers feeling anxious. JUDE BARBACK looks at the issues providers face in the push for more transparency and accountability.

December 2014

June 2014

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    Keeping up with telehealth

    RON EMERSON, global director of healthcare for Polycom, discusses how video technology is improving healthcare for older New Zealanders.

July 2013

  • A robotic retirement

    Sensors and other technologies are playing an increasingly important role in allowing people to “age in place”. But there’s a fine line between assisting care delivery and fuelling social isolation, says JUDE BARBACK.

  • Telehealth in aged care

    GARY DENMAN discusses the emerging role of mobile technology in New Zealand’s aged care sector.

  • iPad revolution in dementia care

    LIAM BUTLER learns how iPads are transforming dementia care at Bupa’s Naomi Courts Specialised Dementia Care Home in Nelson.

March 2013

January 2013

  • Advancing interRAI

    The Government’s decision to accelerate the time frame for the roll-out of interRAI to all residential aged care facilities has met with mixed reactions. JUDE BARBACK looks at why there is such a strong drive for the clinical assessment tool and what it is hoped to achieve.

November 2012

  • Spotlight on... technology

    INsite looks at how technology is transforming the services offered by retirement village operators and aged care providers.