Useful Resources

Dementia is Everybody's Business - working together to achieve a shared South Island model of care

A regional model of care for dementia services to reflect best practice and ensure consistency across the South Island.

View Dementia is Everybody's Business here.






Dementia Friendly Guidelines - developed by Nelson Marlborough Health

The majority of people with dementia are still living in their homes in our community. This means that it is likely that many services, including health and a full range of social, recreational and commercial services, are likely to be offered to people with dementia. The guidelines have been developed to ensure the approach and environment is conducive to appropriate service delivery.

View the Dementia Friendly Guidelines booklet




Delirium Capability Reflection toolkit 

The toolkit can help engage and encourage teams to identify what is working well with their delirium care, and where improvements could be made.

View the Delirium Capability Reflection toolkit.





South Island delirium stocktake

The results of a stocktake to better understand how delirium is recognised, prevented, and managed in the South Island, across all health service settings. 

View the Delirium Stocktake report here.




Diagram – Healthy Ageing in South Island

Restorative person-centred care has been defined in the South Island in the Restorative Care guides (one for health professionals and one for consumers). The diagram illustrates how key parts fit together across health and community settings.  It cannot display all features – but does include many things that need to be present for restorative, person-centred services.

View the diagram  here




Restorative Care in the South Island

Two restorative care guides to support older people to be independent, care for themselves and interact with their community, family and whānau for as long as possible.

Consumer guide:

Health professional guide:




Restorative Care Stocktake 2017

This report summarises responses from 117 service providers across the South Island with regard to understanding to what degree restorative care has been embedded across the ontinuum of services.

View the report here





Below is a collection of websites, reports and information relating to Health of Older People:

Showcasing Aged-care nursing online resource: