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

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…

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Life Coach: Good Vibrations!

What comments, issues, or people ‘press your buttons’? Richard Blakeborough suggests you identify your Anti Calm triggers to deal with stress peacefully. My dictionary describes the meaning of the word…

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Factsheet: When Death is Near

Produced in partnership with Carers NZ, Hospice NZ, and the Carers Alliance. This helpful factsheet provides practical advice and information so you can better understand and cope when you loved…

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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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A Never Ending Love Story

When Isobel Reed married Alfred Hamish Reed in 1899, she inserted the word ‘cherish’ into her vows in place of the traditional obey. It was a vow she was always…

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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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Caring For Your Precious Older Pet

Like us, our furry and feathered friends may need extra help as they age. By Diana Noonan When I was younger and cycling my way around Britain, I once spent…