“We live our best possible lives when: … We have consistent quality support, care, and information which is timely and appropriate to us; it is provided with kindness by compassionate people who have the right skills and knowledge, our interests as a focus, and with whom we are comfortable.” The Dementia Declaration, developed by people living with dementia on Alzheimers NZ’s Advisory Group in 2019.
The Disability Directorate of the Ministry of Health will continue flexibility of carer support and individualised funding for eligible people from 1 March 2021.
From April 2020 you can be considered for Funded Family Care if you are a spouse or have a child under 18 with high/complex support needs. Young people aged 16-17 will also be eligible for FFC.
Sadly, there can be instances when abuse, neglect, or violence happens to vulnerable people.
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?