Frank Gaze, a carer for many years, talks about life as an older person and draws on a range of caring situations he has found himself in over the course of his life. “Ultimately” he says “it is looking after oneself that is the most likely task we will all have.“
Margaret Pittaway, the Health and Social Development spokesperson for Rural Women New Zealand, looks at the history of support for rural carers, current challenges faced by many in isolated settings and the technology based solutions they are utilising.
My eldest brother Ollie needs a lot of help and often we miss out on sports and other activities. Sometimes people stare at us but I don’t mind, other times…
In May Carers NZ will highlight the importance of wellbeing for carers, suggesting ways to plan for 30 minutes of daily time out.
Carers of older people, and older carers, are the biggest caring community of all … but they are also stressed and time poor.
Sarah Scott reviews the Summit, held at Te Papa in November.
Most in advanced age rely on pension, says new study by the University of Auckland.