The Institute of Healthy Ageing will provide a research framework for best clinical and management practice so that healthy ageing is promoted and supported within the Waikato and Midland regions, as well as nationally and internationally.
The mission of the Institute of Healthy Ageing is to provide research and education that helps service providers improve the wellbeing of New Zealand’s ageing population when they access health services.
Its aim is to link evidence on best ways of improving care (e.g. through restorative and rehabilitative care) with evidence on best ways to implement those improvements (e.g. through leadership and change management).
Hosted within the Older Persons and Rehabilitation Service in Waikato District Health Board (DHB), the institute will link with local, national and international academic and research institutions to
- facilitate research initiatives and the sharing of research information
- support the development of evidence based clinical and management best practice.
Institute of Healthy Ageing pamphlet [PDF, 650 KB]
Our five main areas of research
- Mental health and older people
- Older people in the community
- Workforce development
- Best practice
The aim is to ensure that ways of improving care, e.g. through restorative and rehabilitative care, is evidence-based.