Anna I I King

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Paid caregivers possess an essential role in home care services. However, recruitment and retention issues are extensive within this workforce, largely in relation to poor working conditions. This article primarily focuses on the qualitative data extracted from a large randomised controlled trial in New Zealand and is supported by some quantitative(More)
Due to the ageing population, there is an increased demand for home care services. Restorative care is one approach to improving home care services, although there is little evidence to support its use in the community setting. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the impact of a restorative home care service for community-dwelling older people. The(More)
AIM To evaluate two case-management models of respite relief care at Waitemata District Health Board. METHOD The evaluation consisted of semi-structured interviews and postal surveys for clients utilising respite care and staff members involved in both the North/West and Rodney models of respite care in Auckland, New Zealand. Across the two regions, a(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe implementation of an innovative gerontology nurse specialist role within one primary health organisation in Auckland, New Zealand. Quantitative outcomes of the screening tool as well as the nurse specialist assessment will be presented. METHOD The intervention involved use of the Brief Risk Identification for Geriatric Health Tool(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore an innovative primary healthcare gerontology nurse specialist role from the perspectives of older people and health professionals. BACKGROUND Primary care is struggling to meet the needs and demands of complex older people. New models which incorporate holistic assessment and care coordination are necessary. DESIGN A(More)
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