Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!

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Disaster Planning

  The Christchurch earthquake gave many Kiwi families a jolt: just how well prepared are the rest of us for a similar emergency? The Canterbury earthquake reminded everyone to check…

Healthcare Directives: Making Your Wishes Count

By Andrée Talbot As you head towards your senior years, you may start thinking about what options you have to let others know how you would like to address end…

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Downsizing? Choices, Choices!

Considering a change of home and lifestyle? It’s good to be proactive if you have outgrown your family home, have health concerns, or want to be closer to family. Who’s…

Ministry of Health: Information for Older People

If you support an older person, visit the Services for Older People section of the Ministry of Health’s website for helpful information and resources.  These include informative booklets, including one…

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Personal Medical Alarms

Personal medical alarms and monitors give peace of mind, and help many Kiwis remain independent in their own homes. By Diana Noonan. For some of us, personal medical alarms are…

Family Care Agreements: Sort Out the Financial Details Upfront!

When Andrew* shifted in with his elderly parents, he gave little thought to the impact this might have on his retirement, midlife earnings, or ability to afford a home of…

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Advice: Choosing + Managing Support Staff

More New Zealanders who have extra needs are choosing their own support staff to help them live independently at home. Rhett Brown, regular Family Care columnist and motivational speaker, shares…

Support At Home: Needs Assessment and Service Coordination

If you are assisting elderly friends or family members, or need more help yourself these days to continue living independently at home, you may be eligible for government-funded assistance. All…