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FirstAid

Carer Story: Dealing with burn injuries

by Editor

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…

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…

MobilitySafety

Hoarding, A Disorder That Can Be Distressing For Everyone

Dr Maree Todd, a geriatrician for Auckland Hospital, says Mary J’s experience with her Mum’s hoarding can be tricky to deal with. “This is the story of someone with a hoarding…

RainbowSpiral

Advice: Wet Area Bathrooms

Convenient, easy to clean, and space saving: what’s not to like about wet area bathrooms? Wet areas should be designed to be safe, accessible, comfortable and convenient for users –…

BathroomBeauties

Advice: Talking to Children After a Tragic Event

If a traumatic, scary event takes place, even miles away or far on the other side of the world, today’s technology and media can bring it right into a child’s…

Keeping Moving: Advice for Older Drivers

Download the NZ Transport Agency’s booklet about the driver licence renewal process, and tips to keep older drivers moving. The booklet also contains guidelines for assessing your own driving ability…

Senior Citizens Driving

Care Planning Tools: Medications Care Plan

Download and complete! Carers NZ’s Medications Care Plan is designed for family carers who provide regular or 24 hour support for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member or friend.…