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Decision time

A guide to choosing an aged-care facility in New Zealand

Jenny Moloney & Heather Johnston


Out of print
soft cover, 82pp, endorsed by Age Concern, Wellington


“Decision Time is a well-researched, timely guide to choosing an aged-care facility. It is an invaluable resource for individuals and their relatives who are embarking on the task of finding, what may be, a final home. Those in the aged-care sector; providers, carers, social service and health professionals, will find much to ponder in this book.” ~ John Gibbons, Executive Officer, Age Concern, Wellington

THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE. The time has come to move into an aged-care facility. But how do you make your choice? What do you need to know to help you decide?

This guide covers the key issues to be aware of; staff, care standards, abuse, and information your relatives need. From the first visit to the decision to move in, Jenny Moloney and Heather Johnston guide you through the process to ensure your choice best suits your needs. Be informed, know your rights, and safeguard your wellbeing and quality of life.

About the author

Jenny Moloney & Heather Johnston

Registered nurses Jenny Molony and Heather Johnston have broad nursing experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, specialising in aged care.

Both women hold post-graduate certificates in nursing aged people and have served on the Board of Sprott House in Wellington.

Heather's experience has also included advocacy for residents and professional development for staff.

Decision Time is the result of the expertise of these women who have a passionate interest in aged care. This much-needed guide is for those choosing an aged-care facility, their relatives and their carers.