5 Jul 2022

People entering rest homes with hospital-level needs - report

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 5 July 2022

More and more vulnerable people are entering rest-homes with hospital-level needs, according to new research.

The New Zealand Aged Care Association found people are waiting far too long to get the right type of care, with disparities across the country.

Coupled with that is the devastating staffing shortage which they say is worsening by the day.

Chatswood Retirement Village co-owner and NZ Aged Care Association clinical advisor Rhonda Sherriff spoke to Corin Dann.