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Keeping up relationships with others, by Tricia Hendry

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Having good relationships with others is important for our wellbeing. So how can we keep up relationships with people we like and enjoy? The responsibilities and time demands of a caring role can mean less time is made for socialising. For our own wellbeing’s sake, how can we avoid becoming socially isolated, or lonely?

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…

Help At Home Or Away

Think ahead to get the support you need over the summer months. Here are suggestions from an expert planner, Access Homehealth’s Jo Kara. Summer can be a relaxing time of…

Tips And Advice: Nine Rules To Travel By!

Family Care reader Kirsten Gregory recalls the Central Otago holiday she shared with her twin sister following Catherine’s serious injury and intensive rehabilitation.  Kirsten has provided nine suggestions to help…

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Support At Home: Planning for the ‘What Ifs’

What if the person supporting you becomes ill, has a serious accident, or dies suddenly? What would happen if someone relies on your support and you are incapacitated? The team…

Advice: Enduring Powers of Attorney

For those of us supporting an older person, someone with a disability, or other health condition, you should consider looking into setting up enduring powers of attorney (EPA). You’ll find…

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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…