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Disaster Planning

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  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…

Continence: Bathroom Independence for Disabled Children

It’s not always easy, but persevering to help your disabled child self-manage in the loo is a lifetime gift. By Louise Inglis A holiday wish Managing one’s own toileting is…

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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An Introduction to Managing Continence Needs at Home

This article is a great place to start if you’re managing your own or someone else’s continence needs at home.  It explains the basics including causes, treatments, continence assessments, tips…

Support At Home: Needs Assessment and Service Coordination

If you are assisting elderly friends or family members, or need more help yourself these days to continue living independently at home, you may be eligible for government-funded assistance. All…

Advice: Continence Assessments

If you are experiencing bowel or bladder incontinence, don’t assume it’s due to ageing. Ask for a continence assessment to discover what’s causing the problem. Perhaps it can be fixed!…

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