Category Archives: Care and other services for older people

Evaluating changes to the rest home audit process

Judith Davey In New Zealand, aged residential care (ARC) providers deliver a range of services for older people – rest home, hospital, dementia and psychogeriatric care. The Ministry of Health is responsible for ensuring that ARC facilities operate in accordance … Continue reading

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“Cause” and effect: Looking at the not-for-profit aged care sector from an Australian perspective

Judith Davey 7/7/16 A wealth management and stock-broking firm is not perhaps the first place you would look to for an analysis of the not-for-profit sector. The Cause Report, recently published by JBWere in Australia, does not tell us about … Continue reading

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Faith-based or Commercial? Promoting social value in aged care

Judith Davey 20/5/16   When older people and their families/whanau are looking for aged care they have choices – commercial or voluntary/community sector? If we need residential care would we go for Oceania/BUPA/Ryman or look at Presbyterian Support/Wesleycare/Anglican Living. And … Continue reading

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Measuring Quality in Long Term Care

Over the years there has been a great deal of concern about the quality of residential care. Frequently there are stories in the media about poor care, neglect and abuse. I have been told that complaints about this peak in … Continue reading

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Living Alone – helping you to age in place

There are existing policies aimed at improving the wellbeing of older people, influenced by the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy and the Government’s 2013 publication, “Older New Zealanders: Healthy, Independent, Connected and Respected.” The research participants added their suggestions. What … Continue reading

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