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Support At Home: Kitchen Confidential

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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…

All Kinds of Help! Our Comprehensive Guide

Many organisations offer specialised advice and information to help older people, family carers, and New Zealanders who have health or disability needs.  Download our helpful NZ Guide, with contact details…

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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…

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…

Rural Support Options

Tight-knit, loyal, renowned for caring on their own and for their own, the strength of NZ’s rural communities is legendary. So it’s no wonder that many country folk are reluctant…

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…