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.