Welcome

This website is aimed at gerontology nurses. It promotes information sharing, collaboration and support across the aged care sector in the Waikato District Health Board region.

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.  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. (ref American Nurses Association)

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