Having flood-displaced residents return to Radius Fulton in South Dunedin is ''wonderful'', facility manager Robyn Bowie says.
Eligible elderly people in the South will benefit from a health monitoring programme to be implemented next year, Southern Primary Health Organisation chief executive Ian Macara says.
Some Otago home-based care agencies do not investigate client complaints using a third party, suggesting a top-level recommendation for a standardised complaints system was warranted, Age Concern Otago social worker Marie Bennett says.
More than 30 Wakatipu residents raised issues of elderly care, rest-home facilities and transfers to Invercargill Hospital and voiced concern over which sector would manage the proposed integrated family health centre, with the National Health Board (NHB) on Friday.
As the last DHB in New Zealand to move from paper to computer to assess elderly people's care needs, Southern District Health Board's introduction of a computer-based system has been successful so far, mental health and community services Otago general manager Elaine Chisnall says.
"Care managers" would help the elderly to remain in the community under proposals to be put to a Southern District Health Board committee today.
Ninety-three elderly care residents displaced by Christchurch's February 22 earthquake will probably stay in the South long term, Southern District Health Board funding and finance general manager Robert Mackway-Jones says.
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A 102-year-old woman is among 16 elderly people transferred to Dunedin from a Christchurch retirement home last night after it partially collapsed during the earthquake on Tuesday.
A $4 million blow-out in spending on rest-home subsidies will be revealed today as the Southern District Health Board looks for ways to keep more elderly people in their homes.
The Southern District Health Board says despite cutting housework assistance, it spends 16% more on elderly people than the national average.
St Kilda pensioner John Currie's housework help has been doubled to an hour a week, leaving him "delighted".
Elder abuse and neglect is "thriving" in Dunedin, despite many people not accepting it could even happen in the South, says Age Concern Otago elder abuse and neglect prevention co-ordinator Marie Bennett.
Personal care appears to be increasing as the health board reduces general home help and the two might be connected, Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson said at the board's full meeting yesterday.
Most elderly who have appealed against losing their housework help are also losing their battle with the southern health boards.
Extra administration staff have been brought in to help with the large number of appeals from elderly people who do not want to lose their housework assistance, Otago and Southland District Health Boards' regional planning and funding general manager David Chrisp says.
Hundreds of elderly people have appealed against losing their housework help.
Thirty-four elderly people in Otago and Southland have appealed health board housework cuts, according to Otago and Southland district health boards regional planning and funding manager David Chrisp.