Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!

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Carer Story: Dealing with burn injuries

by Editor

It pays to be prepared for emergencies: most injuries happen at home in an instant, says Virginia Linton, who was ill prepared when her partner was seriously burned. It began…

Keeping Mobile: Use Your Mobility Scooter Safely

If you currently use a mobility scooter or power chair or are considering using one in the future – this free booklet is for you. Published by the NZ Transport…

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Strength for Life Exercise Programme: 15 Minutes!

With Wayne Halkyard If you want to build your strength to care better and prevent injuries, try national bodybuilding champion Wayne Halkyard’s easy to follow 15 minute Strength for Life…

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Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People

The Ministry of Health’s Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People are designed to help New Zealanders aged 65 years and over live longer and healthier lives.  The document gives…

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Advice: Wet Area Bathrooms

Convenient, easy to clean, and space saving: what’s not to like about wet area bathrooms? Wet areas should be designed to be safe, accessible, comfortable and convenient for users –…

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Safe Lifting + Transfers at Home

  Safe moves and transfers, with physiotherapist Ellen van Dijken. Caring for others comes with its share of hard work. This can involve physical work like transferring, pulling, pushing wheelchairs,…

Keeping Moving: Staying Mobile!

More people of all ages are using mobility scooters, walking frames, and walking sticks. Once ugly and institutional, today’s most popular aids are colourful, attractive, and have appealing features. Find…