This website is aimed at gerontology nurses. It promotes information sharing, collaboration and support across the aged care sector in the Waikato region.  It contains contacts, resources, calendar of education and events and other items of interest.

Gerontology nursing is an evidence based specialty practice that addresses the unique physiological, psychological, developmental, economic, cultural and spiritual needs related to the process of ageing and care of older adults.  Working as a gerontology nurse involves collaboration with the older adult and multidiscipliary team.  Gerontology nurses promote wellness, optimum functioning, comfort and quality of life (often for vulnerable older adults with complex multi-morbibity, polypharmacy and cognitive impairment) from healthy ageing to end of life.  Gerontology nurses take a patient centred approach to their work.

Please contact Julie Daltrey or Lindsay Duncan if you have suggestions for additions to this website or if you are aware of any errors or omissions.

Looking for yellow transfer forms? R1046HWF Emergency care age related residential  and yellow transfer envelopes   Aged care transfer envelope picture .   Email contact community referral centre with your request – no charge communityreferralcentre@waikatodhb.health.nz

Looking for VC Workshop May 2017 PowerPoint presentations?  – see ‘Education’ and then  ‘Gerontology Nursing Speciality courses’