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Support At Home: Kitchen Confidential

by Editor

It’s natural to exchange personal information when a support worker comes into your home, but they also need to maintain professional boundaries. After all, they are there to do a…

Carer Story: A Different Road

An extract from Shirley Jamieson’s memoir A Different Road. After Janelle turned 21 she moved into residential care. She’d been to the facility for respite care several times, so she…

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Carer Story: Supporting Dad

By Rosey Duncan My Dad was a busy and productive man who worked hard and led a full life. Nicknamed The Mighty Atom by friends due to his energetic ‘up…

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Dressing Table Nostalgia!

Take a treasure-filled trip down memory lane with residents of Bupa’s Waterlea and Bethesda facilities! Many of the beautiful items featured in this article were given by husbands and parents…

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Carer Story: Pacific Caring

A snapshot of the life of Alfred Manaseli Hartnell. By Richard Pamatatau Memories of Alfred My cousin Alfred was profoundly disabled from birth – though my Grand Aunt Ruth Hartnell…

Life Coach: Fresh Start!

After months of depression and doubt following his heart bypass surgery, Richard Blakeborough had no illusions: things had to change! Getting the feeling again Barry Manilow may have been onto…

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Young Carer Story: Nerd + Beefy

University student Lauren Hitchin is one of nearly 10% of 15 to 24 year old Kiwis who support an ill, elderly, or disabled friend or family member. “NERD”, a man…